coturnix definition

  • noun:
    • A small, stub-tailed Eurasian quail (Coturnix coturnix) having sandy, streaked plumage and popular in laboratory analysis. Also referred to as Japanese quail.
    • a genus of wild birds comprising the Old World quail.
    • a little, stub-tailed Eurasian quail (Coturnix coturnix) having sandy, streaked plumage and widely used in laboratory analysis. Also referred to as Japanese quail.
    • a genus of wild birds comprising the old-world quail.
    • An old title associated with typical migratory quail of European countries; particularly, the Perdix coturnix, generically Coturnix communis, vulgaris, or dactylisonans.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of quails, which C. communis is the type.
    • old-world quail
    • An old name associated with the typical migratory quail of Europe; especially, the Perdix coturnix, generically Coturnix communis, vulgaris, or dactylisonans.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of quails, that C. communis could be the type.
    • Old World quail

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