Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun quail

2 senses of quail

Sense 1
quail -- (flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised)
       => wildfowl -- (flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food)

Sense 2
quail -- (small gallinaceous game birds)
       => phasianid -- (a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb quail

1 sense of quail

Sense 1
flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail -- (draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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