Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


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.
the blue-breasted quail, Coturnix chinensis.
Historical Examples

The Day’s Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch

any small quail-like terrestrial bird of the genus Turnix, such as T. sylvatica (striped button quail), occurring in tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World: family Turnicidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc) Also called hemipode


Read Also:

  • Button-snakeroot

    any composite plant of the genus Liatris, having narrow, alternate leaves and spikelike heads of rose-purple flowers. an eryngo, Eryngium yuccifolium, of the southeastern U.S., having bristly leaves and whitish flowers.

  • Button-suture

    button suture Historical Examples Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • Button-tow

    noun a kind of ski lift for one person consisting of a pole that has a circular plate at the bottom and is attached to a moving cable. The person places the pole between his or her legs so that the plate takes his or her weight

  • Buttonwood

    Chiefly Eastern New England, sycamore (def 1). Contemporary Examples NYSE’s Sale to ICE: Sign of the Times Daniel Gross December 19, 2012 Historical Examples Canoe Boys and Campfires William Murray Graydon How To Do It Edward Everett Hale Wings of the Wind Credo Harris Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers Croquet Anonymous Wings of the […]

Disclaimer: Button-quail definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.