Gambel's quail

noun
variants: or Gambel quail

Definition of Gambel's quail

: a quail (Callipepla gambelii synonym Lophortyx gambelii) chiefly of the arid southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico that is related to and resembles the California quail

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First Known Use of Gambel's quail

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Gambel's quail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gambel%27s%20quail. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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