Synonyms and Antonyms for quail

1. quail (v.)

draw back, as with fear or pain

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2. button-quail (n.)

small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains


3. quail (n.)

flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised

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