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Definition for bustard-quail (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of button quail
First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for bustard-quail
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
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