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  • n. Any of a small family of birds containing 15 species, all but one of which are in the genus Turnix.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any bird of the genus Turnix. Various species inhabit Asia, Africa, and Australia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hemipod.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains


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