Meaning of “quail” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “quail” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quailnoun [ C/U ]

us /kweɪl/

a small brown bird with a short tail, sometimes hunted as a sport and eaten as a food

(Definition of “quail” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)