Definition of quail noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quail

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BrE BrE//kweɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kweɪl//
 
Birds
 
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[countable, uncountable] (pl. quails, quail) a small brown bird, whose meat and eggs are used for food; the meat of this bird See related entries: Birds Word Originnoun Middle English: from Old French quaille, from medieval Latin coacula (probably imitative of its call).
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