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quail

noun

1 quail

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

Polish: przepiórka



2 quail

Small gallinaceous game birds.

Dutch: kwartel
Polish: przepiórka, przepiórka polna, przepiórka zwyczajna

verb

1 quail

Draw back, as with fear or pain.

synonyms: cringe, flinch, funk, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince.

Roget 862: quail etc. (fear) 860; be cowardly etc. adj., be a coward etc. n.; funk; cower, skulk, ... show more

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Dutch: huiveren, stuipen


Moby thesaurus: Cornish hen, avoid, blanch, blench, blink, boggle, broiler, caille, canard, caneton, capon, chapon, chicken, cower, cringe, crouch, damsel, demur, dindon, dodge ... show more.

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