quail call

noun
variants: or quail pipe

Definition of quail call

: a call or pipe imitating the characteristic note of a quail for the purpose of luring the birds into a net or within range

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History and Etymology for quail call

quail call from quail entry 1 + call; quail pipe from Middle English quaile pipe, from quaile quail + pipe

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“Quail call.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quail%20call. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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