What does bobwhite mean?

bobwhite meaning in General Dictionary

the normal quail of united states Colinus or Ortyx Virginianus so named from its note

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  • a favorite united states online game bird; called for the telephone call
  • the normal quail of united states (Colinus, or Ortyx, Virginianus); -- so-called from its note.

bobwhite meaning in Etymology Dictionary

North American partridge, 1819, so-called from the sound of the cry.


bobwhite meaning in Cooking Dictionary

a little game bird of this partridge family that resembles a little, plump chicken. The flesh is white and delicately flavored. A lot of these birds tend to be raised on bird facilities today. Known also as "quail."


bobwhite meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The most popular quail of united states (Colinus, or Ortyx, Virginianus); -- so called from its note.