Massena quail

noun Mas·se·na quail \ məˈsēnə- \
variants: or Massena partridge

Definition of Massena quail

:any of several varieties of a crested quail (Cyrtonyx montezumæ) ranging from southern Arizona to Guatemala

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Origin and Etymology of massena quail

after André Masséna †1817 French marshal


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