ortygan definition

  • noun:
    • One of several species of East Indian wild birds associated with the genera Ortygis and Hemipodius, resembling quails.
    • one of many species of East Indian birds regarding the genera Ortygis and Hemipodius. They resemble quails, but are lacking the hind toe. See turnix.
    • A button-quail or hemipod; a three-toed quaillike bird regarding the genus Turnix, Hemipodius, or Ortygis. See Turnicid√¶ and Hemipodii.
    • any one of a few East Indian birds

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