1870, “public path beside a waterway,” from French quai (12c., see quay). Often short for Quai d’Orsay, the street on the south bank of the Seine in Paris, since mid-19c. site of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and hence sometimes used metonymically for it (1922).
[kweykh] /kweɪx/ noun 1. a Scottish drinking cup of the 17th and 18th centuries having a shallow bowl with two or three flat handles. /kwex; kweɪx/ noun (pl) quaichs, quaighs 1. (Scot) a small shallow drinking cup, usually with two handles
[kweyl] /kweɪl/ noun, plural quails (especially collectively) quail. 1. a small, migratory, gallinaceous game bird, Coturnix coturnix, of the Old World. 2. any of several other birds of the genus Coturnix and allied genera. 3. any of various New World gallinaceous game birds of the genus Colinus and allied genera, especially the bobwhite. 4. Slang. […]
[kweyl-bruhsh] /ˈkweɪlˌbrʌʃ/ noun 1. a salt-tolerant, silvery gray shrub, Atriplex lentiformis breweri, of the amaranth family, native to southern California.
noun 1. a clock that announces the hours by a sound resembling that of a quail.