Definition of Bobwhite quail

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bobwhite Quail

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

Literary usage of Bobwhite quail

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1. The Codes and Statutes of Oregon: Showing All Laws of a General Nature by Oregon, Charles Byron Bellinger, William Wick Cotton (1902)
"... quail, bobwhite quail, or partridge; and it shall be unlawful within the State of Oregon for any person to kill, capture, or destroy any greater number ..."

2. Game Protection and Propagation in America: A Handbook of Practical by Henry Chase (1913)
"Of these several are successfully raising the bobwhite quail in captivity. . . . The State of California is taking up the breeding of wild turkeys and some ..."

3. 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 ..."

4. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"About 200 young bobwhite quail were reared to maturity, with trifling loss and no outbreak of any disease. The pheasant rearing was successful. ..."

5. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"... pot the robins, slaughter the doves, kill the song birds, but to spare the white sportsman's game, the aristocratic little bobwhite quail. ..."

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