Translation of "quail" - English-Spanish dictionary

quail

noun uk /kweɪl/ (plural quail or quails)

a small, brown bird that is shot for sport or food, or the meat of this bird

codorniz
Quails’ eggs are considered to be a delicacy.
verb uk /kweɪl/ literary

to feel or show fear; to want to be able to move away from something because you fear it

temblar
Charlie quailed at the sound of his mother’s angry voice.
She quailed before her boss’s anger.

(Translation of “quail” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

quail

verb /kweil/

(literary) to draw back in fear; to shudder

acobardarse, amedrentarse
The little boy quailed at the teacher’s angry voice.

(Translation of “quail” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)