Mearns quail

noun \ˈmərnz-\
variants: less commonly

Mearns's quail


Definition of Mearns quail

  1. :  a rather pale short-tailed quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) of arid uplands of the southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico

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Origin and Etymology of mearns quail

after Edgar A. Mearns †1916 American naturalist

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