Japanese-quail

Japanese quail

noun
See under coturnix.
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coturnix

[kuh-tur-niks]
noun
any of several small Old World quails of the genus Coturnix, especially C. japonica (Japanese quail) widely used as a laboratory animal.

Origin:
1758; < Neo-Latin; Latin cōturnix, coturnix quail

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