Cal·​li·​pep·​la | \ ˌka-lə-ˈpe-plə How to pronounce Callipepla (audio) \

Definition of Callipepla

: a genus of quails (family Odontophoridae) chiefly of the southwestern U.S. having showy crests and including the California quail and Gambel's quail

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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