Oreortyx

noun
Ore·​or·​tyx | \ ˌōrēˈȯrtiks \

Definition of Oreortyx

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

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History and Etymology for Oreortyx

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

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“Oreortyx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oreortyx. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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