Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small, quail-like Old World birds of the family Turnicidae that lack a hind toe and are related to the crane and the bustard.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of buttonquail.

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Examples

  • The Park is also habitat for major South African populations of greater and lesser flamingo Phoenicoepterus ruber, and P. minor, osprey Pandion haliaetus, Neergaard's sunbird Nectarinia bifasciata, Woodward's batis Batis fratrum, Natal nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis, blackrumped button-quail Turnix hottentotta, black coucal Centropus bengalensis and shorttailed pipit Anthus brachyurus. 62 species are listed in the South African Red Data Book and 73 species are listed in CITES appendices.

    Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa

  • So there's another heading for a game book here; that might begin with elephant and finish up with mouse-deer and button-quail.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

  • [with elephant and finish up with mouse-deer and button-quail.]

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

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