HyperDic: quail

English > 3 senses of the word quail:
NOUNfoodquailflesh of quail
animalquailsmall gallinaceous game birds
VERBmotionquail, flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoildraw back, as with fear or pain
quail > pronunciation
Soundskwey'l
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English > quail: 3 senses > noun 1, food
Meaningflesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised.
Categorygame birdAny bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
Part ofquailsmall gallinaceous game birds
Broaderwildfowlflesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food
Spanishcodorniz
Catalanguatlla
English > quail: 3 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaningsmall gallinaceous game birds.
Member ofbevyA flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground)
Partsquailflesh of quail
NarrowerCalifornia quail, Lofortyx californicusplump chunky bird of coastal California and Oregon
Old World quailsmall game bird with a rounded body and small tail
bobwhite, bobwhite quail, partridgeA popular North American game bird
BroaderphasianidA kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae
Spanishcodorniz
Catalanguatlla
English > quail: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningdraw back, as with fear or pain.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsflinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil
Narrowershrink back, retractpull away from a source of disgust or fear
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishcontraerse, encogerse, reaccionar, recular, retroceder
Catalanacovardir-se, contreure's, encongir-se, recular, retrocedir

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