Button-quail

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:
1880–85

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button quail
 
n
Also called: hemipode 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)

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