quail

Small galliform bird. Quail embryos are often use in developmental studies because quail cells can be distinguished from chicken cells, yet the two are sufficiently closely related that it is possible to graft embryonic tissue from one to the other.

Quail

Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds generally considered in the order Galliformes. Old World quail are found in the family Phasianidae, and New World quail are found in the family Odontophoridae. The buttonquail are named more for their superficial resemblance to quail, and are members of the Turnicidae family in the C...
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Quail

• (n.) Any one of several American partridges belonging to Colinus, Callipepla, and allied genera, especially the bobwhite (called Virginia quail, and Maryland quail), and the California quail (Calipepla Californica). • (v. i.) To die; to perish; hence, to wither; to fade. • (v. i.) To become quelled; to become cast down; to sink und...
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quail

noun flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
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Quail

Quail intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Qualled ; present participle & verbal noun Qualling .] [ Anglo-Saxon cwelan to die, perish; akin to cwalu violent death, Dutch kwaal pain, German qual tor...
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Quail

Quail noun [ Old French quaille , French caille , Late Latin quaquila , qualia , qualea , of Dutch or German origin; confer Dutch kwakkel , kwartel , Old High German wahtala , German wachtel .] 1. (Zoology) Any gallinace...
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Quail

Quail transitive verb [ Confer Quell .] To cause to fail in spirit or power; to quell; to crush; to subdue. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
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Quail

A small game bird of the partridge family that resembles a small, plump chicken. Known also as 'bobwhites' and 'partridges.' The flesh is white and delicately flavored. Most quail today are raised on bird farms.
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quail

any of 130 species of small, short-tailed game birds of the family Phasianidae (order Galliformes), resembling partridges but generally smaller and ... [2 related articles]
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quail

Any of several genera of small ground-dwelling birds of the family Phasianidae, which also includes grouse, pheasants, bobwhites, and prairie chickens. Species are found in Africa, India, Australia, North America, and Europe. Species The common or European quail Coturnix coturnix is about 18 cm/7 in long, reddish-brow...
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quail

draw back, as with fear or pain
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quail

draw back, as with fear or pain
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Quail

HMAS Quail was a British-built Australian Queensborough Class destroyer of 1705 tons displacement launched in 1942 and lent to the Royal Australian Navy in 1945 and sunk during the Second World War. HMAS Quail was powered by two Admiralty 3-drum type boilers and carried a complement of 220. She was armed with four 4.7 inch guns; four 2 pdr guns; tw...
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quail

lose courage turn frightened 
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Quail

Quail is slang for a girl or young woman.
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quail

quail, common name for a variety of small game birds related to the partridge, pheasant, and more distantly to the grouse. There are three subfamilies in the quail family: the New World quails; the Old World quails and partridges; and the true pheasants and seafowls. No species of New World quail is...
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Quail

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quail

Small galliform bird. Quail embryos are often use in developmental studies because quail cells can be distinguished from chicken cells, yet the two are sufficiently closely related that it is possible to graft embryonic tissue from one to the other. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Quail

The quail (Coturnix) is the smallest genus of the partridge family. The Common, or Migratory Quail (Coturnix coturnix or Coturnix communis) is rarely seen, its presence being more frequently heralded by its characteristic call 'wet-my-lips'. It inhabits north and southern Africa, Europe and a large part of Asia. Northern populations migrate to Afri...
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quail

[n] - (game bird) flesh of quail 2. [n] - small gallinaceous game birds
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