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Definition 1: small gallinaceous game birds - [noun denoting animal]

(quail is a kind of ...) a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae

(... is a kind of quail ) a popular North American game bird; named for its call

(... is a kind of quail ) small game bird with a rounded body and small tail

(... is a kind of quail ) plump chunky bird of coastal California and Oregon

(quail is a part of ...) flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised

(... is a member of quail) a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground)

"we were visited at breakfast by a bevy of excited ducks"

Definition 2: flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised - [noun denoting food]

(quail is a kind of ...) flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food

(... is part of quail) small gallinaceous game birds

(quail belongs to category ...) any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport

Definition 3: draw back, as with fear or pain - [verb of motion]

Samples where quail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Synonyms for quail in the sense of this definition

(quail is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of quail ) pull away from a source of disgust or fear

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