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English definition of “quail”

quail

noun [C or U]     /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 .Kinds of meatDucks, geese and game birds
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