quail means: Small game bird belonging to the partridge family. It looks like a plump, small chicken. Also known as “bobwhites”, “partridges” or “partridges”. Its flesh is delicately flavoured and white. Today, most quail are raised in bird farms. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does quail mean?
- One of many ground-dwelling bird species in the genus Coturnix, Particularly C. coturnix, Small in stature, with a mottled brown plumage. Short tail. (in Merlin Dictionary)
- One of many related or similar birds from the Americas such as the California quail or the Bobwhite. (in Merlin Dictionary)