1. [ noun ] (zoology,game bird) a popular North American game bird; named for its call
Synonyms: bobwhite_quail bobwhite
Related terms: quail northern_bobwhite Colinus
2. [ noun ] (zoology,game bird) small Old World gallinaceous game birds
Related terms: phasianid red-legged_partridge Hungarian_partridge Greek_partridge mountain_quail covey Perdicidae
3. [ noun ] (zoology,game bird) heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
Synonyms: tinamou
Related terms: game_bird Tinamidae
4. [ noun ] (US usage) flesh of either quail or grouse
Related terms: wildfowl US
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2872
6. [ noun ] (zoology,game bird) valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada
Synonyms: Bonasa_umbellus ruffed_grouse
Related terms: grouse Bonasa
Similar spelling:   parterre