from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, stub-tailed Eurasian quail (Coturnix coturnix) having sandy, streaked plumage and commonly used in laboratory research. Also called Japanese quail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of birds comprising the Old World quail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old name of the common migratory quail of Europe; specifically, the Perdix coturnix, generically Coturnix communis, vulgaris, or dactylisonans.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of quails, of which C. communis is the type.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Old World quail
Avifauna including rock partridge Alectoris graeca, common quail Coturnix coturnix, feral rock dome Columba livia and falcon Falco sp. have also been recorded in the park.
Caliph Garrett in reply to a comment from coturnix
Trans-desert migrants are attracted to the greenery of these sites, which are the only known breeding site in the Eastern Province for quail (Coturnix coturnix), spotted sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), and great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor).
In the shortest turnaround time for a book ever, Bora “coturnix” Zivkovic (of Blog Around the Clock fame) has put together The Open Laboratory, a collection of the greatest science blogging of all time.
Much back-and-forth — see long posts by coturnix, Orac, and Nisbet to get some of the flavor — without reaching a simple consensus.
Cafe Cyclo has a great interior and some cute waitresses, but I recommend getting the coffee from the Starbucks in the Harris Teeter around the corner and sneaking it into Cyclo. coturnix
I am pretty certain that during his actual practice lifetime Dr. Egnor utilized these studies and never counted on the brains of his patients to be so intelligently designed that they would all be optimally perfectly identical. coturnix
Sorry, Nathan, but I find your “arguments” here to illogical, incoherent, and full of wild leaps and strawmen. coturnix
Who knows if they will accept my registration. coturnix
But coturnix mentions ScienceBlogs will spin of into Europe, thus covering another third of the 24h day with activity and local high opportunity commenting.