Definition of Bobwhite

1. Noun. A popular North American game bird; named for its call.

Exact synonyms: Bobwhite Quail, Partridge
Group relationships: Colinus, Genus Colinus
Specialized synonyms: Colinus Virginianus, Northern Bobwhite
Generic synonyms: Quail



Definition of Bobwhite

1. n. The common quail of North America (Colinus, or Ortyx, Virginianus); -- so called from its note.

Definition of Bobwhite

1. Noun. Any one of four species of quail in the genus ''Colinus'', of the bird family Odontophoridae, limited to the Americas. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bobwhite

1. a game bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bobwhite

1. The common qua of North America (Colinus, or Ortyx, Virginianus); so called from its note. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bobwhite

bobsledders
bobsledding
bobsleddings
bobsleds
bobsleigh
bobsleighs
bobstays
bobtail
bobtailed
bobtailing
bobtails
bobweight
bobwheel
bobwheels
bobwhite (current term)
bobwhite quail
bobwhites
bobwig
bobwigs
bobèche
bocaccio
bocaccios
bocage
bocages
bocal
bocals
bocasine
bocca
boccas

Literary usage of Bobwhite

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1. Journal of Economic Entomology by Entomological Society of America, American Association of Economic Entomologists (1910)
"FOOD OF THE bobwhite By MARGARET MORSE NICE, Clark University, Worcester, Mags. ... First, former researches have demonstrated that the bobwhite feeds ..."

2. American Game-bird Shooting by George Bird Grinnell (1910)
"There are no special differences in habit among the various forms of bobwhite quail, except those which depend on their surroundings—the character of the ..."

3. Little Folks Down South by Frank Lebby Stanton (1904)
"OUR FRIEND "bobwhite" In the brisk October weather, In meadows of delight, Once more the keen, ... When Love listened with his sweetheart To old "bobwhite. ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"The bobwhite is found to be preeminently a seed-eater, over fifty per cent ... The importance of the bobwhite as an article of food, and also as an object ..."

5. Our Language: First Book by Lida Brown McMurry, Frank Turner Norvell (1905)
"SECTION 48 bobwhite and His Family One morning, in the spring of the year, a pretty, ... bobwhite! are your peas all ripe?" was what he seemed to say. ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"No bird is more prolific or more easily reared in domestication than the bobwhite ; and certainly none makes a more interesting and companionable household ..."

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