quail

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkweɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kweɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kwāl)


Inflections of 'quail' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
quails
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All usages)
quail
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural for the birds—e.g. "The men are hunting quail.")
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quail

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. go hunting for quail
  2. [cook, roast, eat] quail
  3. a [roast, stuffed, fried] quail
  4. have (never) tried quail before
  5. quail in gravy
  6. quail with [mushrooms, honey, stuffing]
  7. [shot, killed, got] a quail
  8. [Japanese, mountain] quail
  9. go quail hunting
  10. is quail season
  11. quail [feathers, eggs]
  12. quailed at his [actions, words, reaction]
  13. quailed before [the opponents, the enemy, the examiners]
  14. quail at the [thought, idea, prospect] (of)
  15. quail [in, with] fear
  16. his [courage, confidence] (never) quailed
n as adj
  1. go quail hunting
  2. is quail season
  3. quail [feathers, eggs]
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