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button quail

noun
1.
any of several birds of the family Turnicidae, of warmer parts of the Old World, resembling but not related to the true quail.
Also called bustard quail, hemipode.
2.
the blue-breasted quail, Coturnix chinensis.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for button-quail

button quail

noun
1.
any small quail-like terrestrial bird of the genus Turnix, such as T. sylvatica (striped button quail), occurring in tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World: family Turnicidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc) Also called hemipode
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