Complete Definition of "quail"

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Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈkweɪl/
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Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪl|-eɪl

Etymology 1
From OF. quaille (French: caille).

Noun
en-noun

  1. Any of various small game birds of the family Phasianidae or of the family Odontophoridae.

Derived terms
common quail

Translations
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Albanian: shkurta
Basque: galeper
Belarusian: перапелка
Binomial name: Coturnix coturnix
Bosnian: prepelica f
Breton: koailh
Bulgarian: пъдпъдък (pŭdpŭdŭk)
Catalan: guatlla f
Croatian: prepelica
Czech: křepelka
Danish: vagtel
Dutch: kwartel m, kwakkel m
Esperanto: koturno
Estonian: vutt
Faroese: vaktil
Finnish: viiriäinen
French: caille f, caille des blés f
Frisian: kwartel
Friulian: cuaie
Galician: paspallás
German: Wachtel f
Greek, Ancient: ὄρτυξ (ortyx) m
Greek, Modern: ορτύκι (ortiki)
Hungarian: fürj
Icelandic: kornhæna
Interlingua: qualia
Irish: gearg
Italian: quaglia f
Japanese: ヨアロッパウズラ (yoaroppauzura)
Ladin: caia
mid
Latin: coturnix f
Latvian: paipala
Lithuanian: putpelė
Lower Sorbian: paśpula
Macedonian: потполошка (potpološka)
Maltese: summiena
Norwegian: vaktel m
Occitan: catla
O'odham: kakaicu (specifically, callipepla gambelii
Polish: przepiórka
Portuguese: codorniz f
Romanian: prepeliţa
Romansh: quacra, quaiglia
Romany: dropya f
Russian: перепел /p'érepel/ m
Sami: goaktil
Sardinian: xrìcchibi, trepotès, cricchibì, guàgliulu, cualla
Scottish: gearradh-gort
Serbian: препелица (prepelica)
Slovak: prepelica f
Slovenian: prepelica f
Spanish: codorniz f
Swedish: vaktel
Turkish: bıldırcın
Ukrainian: перепел (perepel)
Upper Sorbian: pocpula
Vietnamese: chim cút
Volapük: kotur
Welsh: sofliar

See also
Partridge

Etymology 2
MD.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To shrink or waver; to become fearful or doubtful.

#*1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, p25
#*:His heart quailed before the enormous pyramidal shape.

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