coturnix

[ kuh-tur-niks ]
/ kəˈtɜr nɪks /

noun

any of several small Old World quails of the genus Coturnix, especially C. japonica (Japanese quail), widely used as a laboratory animal.

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Origin of coturnix

1758; < New Latin; Latin cōturnix, coturnix quail
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