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but'ton quail"




1. any of several birds of the family Turnicidae, of warmer parts of the Old World, resembling but not related to the true quail. Also called bustard quail, hemipode.
2. the blue-breasted quail, Coturnix chinensis.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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