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quailnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /kweɪl/ (plural quail or quails)
a small, brown bird that is shot for sport or food, or the meat of this bird: Quails' eggs are considered to be a delicacy.

quailverb [I]

uk   us   /kweɪl/ literary
to feel or show fear; to want to be able to move away from something because you fear it: Charlie quailed at the sound of his mother's angry voice. She quailed before her boss's anger.
Translations of “quail”
in Vietnamese run sợ…
in Spanish acobardarse, amedrentarse…
in Thai เสียขวัญ…
in Malaysian berasa kecut…
in French reculer (devant)…
in German verzagen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鵪鶉…
in Indonesian gemetar…
in Russian перепел…
in Turkish bıldırcın…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鹌鹑…
in Polish przepiórka…
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