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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of several small Asiatic species of Turnix, as Turnix Sykesii, which is said to be the smallest game bird of India.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bird of the family Turnicidæ; a 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
  • 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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