Meaning of button quail

but'ton quail"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several birds of the family Turnicidae, of warmer parts of the Old World, resembling but not related to the true quail. Also called
  2. the blue-breasted quail, Coturnix chinensis.
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