capitalized : a genus comprising small 3-toed birds that live on grassy plains of southern Europe, Asia, and northern Africa and are related to the plovers and sand grouse and constituting with the genus Pedionomus the family Turnicidae
plural -es : any bird of the genus Turnix : button quail

Word History


New Latin, short for Latin coturnix quail

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“Turnix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnix. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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