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English noun: quail

1. quail (food) flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised


Broader (hypernym)wildfowl


Part meronymquail


Domain categorygame bird

2. quail (animal) small gallinaceous game birds


Broader (hypernym)phasianid


Narrower (hyponym)bobwhite, bobwhite quail, California quail, Lofortyx californicus, Old World quail, partridge


Part holonymquail


Member meronymbevy


English verb: quail

1. quail (motion) draw back, as with fear or pain


SamplesShe flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf.


Synonymscringe, flinch, funk, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)retract, shrink back









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