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bobwhite

[bob-hwahyt, -wahyt] /ˈbɒbˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt/
noun
1.
any of several American quail of the genus Colinus, especially C. virginianus (northern bobwhite) having mottled reddish-brown, black, and white plumage.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; from its cry, as heard by speakers of English
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bobwhite

/ˈbɒbˌwaɪt/
noun
1.
a brown North American quail, Colinus virginianus, the male of which has white markings on the head: a popular game bird
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for bobwhite
n.

North American partridge, 1819, so called from the sound of its cry.

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