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Main Entry: 1quail
Pronunciation: primarystresskwamacr(schwa)l
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural quail or quails
Etymology: Middle English quaile "quail (bird)," from early French quaile (same meaning), from Latin quaccula (same meaning), of imitative origin
: any of various mostly small plump game birds (as the bobwhite) that are related to the common domestic chicken
[quail illustration]

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