Japanese quail

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of Japanese quail

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Japanese quail.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20quail. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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