Japanese quail


: a quail (Coturnix japonica synonym C. coturnix japonica) of eastern Asia that is sometimes raised for its meat or eggs and is used in laboratory research

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Japanese quail was in 1963

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“Japanese quail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20quail. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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