Definitions for bobwhiteˈbɒbˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bob•whiteˈbɒbˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt(n.)

  1. (v.t.)any of several small New World quails of the genus Colinus, esp. C. virginianus, having mottled plumage.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of bobwhite:

1805–15, Amer.; imit. of its cry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bobwhite, bobwhite quail, partridge(noun)

    a popular North American game bird; named for its call

Wiktionary

  1. bobwhite(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bobwhite(noun)

    the common quail of North America (Colinus, or Ortyx, Virginianus); -- so called from its note

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