noun Ore·or·tyx \ˌōrēˈȯrtiks\

Definition of Oreortyx

  1. :  a genus of birds (family Perdicidae) comprising the mountain quail of the western U.S.

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Origin and Etymology of oreortyx

New Latin, from ore- + Greek ortyx quail; akin to Sanskrit vartaka, vartika quail

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