Definitions

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  • n. One of several species of East Indian birds of the genera Ortygis and Hemipodius, resembling quails.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of several species of East Indian birds of the genera Ortygis and Hemipodius. They resemble quails, but lack the hind toe. See turnix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A button-quail or hemipod; a three-toed quaillike bird of the genus Turnix, Hemipodius, or Ortygis. See Turnicidæ and Hemipodii.

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

  • n. any of several East Indian birds

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek, meaning "quail".

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