bobwhite definition

  • noun:
    • a little united states quail (Colinus virginianus) having brown plumage with white markings.
    • Any one of four types of quail within the genus Colinus, of the bird family Odontophoridae, restricted to the Americas.
    • The common quail of the united states (Colinus, or Ortyx, Virginianus); -- so named from the note.
    • A name for the bird Ortyx virginianus, commonly understood in the usa as the quail or partridge. See cut-under quail.
    • a favorite united states online game bird; named for the telephone call

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