• Definition for "mountain quail"
    • the plumed partridge (Oreortyx pictus) of California. It…
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mountain quail definition

  • adjective:
    • the plumed partridge (Oreortyx pictus) of California. It has two long, thin, plumelike feathers on the head. The throat and sides tend to be chestnut; the stomach is brown with transverse taverns of grayscale; the throat and breast tend to be dark-gray.
  • noun:
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    • California partridge; somewhat larger than the Ca quail
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