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 for Mountain quail
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quail \Quail\, n. [OF. quaille, F. caille, LL. quaquila, qualia,
     qualea, of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. kwakkel, kwartel,
     OHG. wahtala, G. wachtel.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Zool.) Any gallinaceous bird belonging to Coturnix and
        several allied genera of the Old World, especially the
        common European quail ({Coturnix communis), the rain
        quail ({Coturnix Coromandelica) of India, the stubble
        quail ({Coturnix pectoralis), and the Australian swamp
        quail ({Synoicus australis).
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     2. (Zool.) Any one of several American partridges belonging
        to Colinus, Callipepla, and allied genera, especially
        the bobwhite (called Virginia quail, and Maryland
        quail), and the California quail ({Calipepla
        Californica).
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     3. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of Turnix and allied
        genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian painted
        quail ({Turnix varius). See Turnix.
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     4. A prostitute; -- so called because the quail was thought
        to be a very amorous bird. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Bustard quail (Zool.), a small Asiatic quail-like bird of
        the genus Turnix, as Turnix taigoor, a black-breasted
        species, and the hill bustard quail ({Turnix ocellatus).
        See Turnix.
  
     Button quail (Zool.), one of several small Asiatic species
        of Turnix, as Turnix Sykesii, which is said to be the
        smallest game bird of India.
  
     Mountain quail. See under Mountain.
  
     Quail call, a call or pipe for alluring quails into a net
        or within range.
  
     Quail dove (Zool.), any one of several American ground
        pigeons belonging to Geotrygon and allied genera.
  
     Quail hawk (Zool.), the New Zealand sparrow hawk
        ({Hieracidea Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]).
  
     Quail pipe. See Quail call, above.
  
     Quail snipe (Zool.), the dowitcher, or red-breasted snipe;
        -- called also robin snipe, and brown snipe.
  
     Sea quail (Zool.), the turnstone. [Local, U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mountain \Moun"tain\ (moun"t[i^]n), a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or
        living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains;
        among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines;
        mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.
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     2. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
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              The high, the mountain majesty of worth. --Byron.
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     Mountain antelope (Zool.), the goral.
  
     Mountain ash (Bot.), an ornamental tree, the Pyrus
        Americana (or Sorbus Americana), producing beautiful
        bunches of red berries. Its leaves are pinnate, and its
        flowers white, growing in fragrant clusters. The European
        species is the Pyrus aucuparia, or rowan tree.
  
     Mountain barometer, a portable barometer, adapted for safe
        transportation, used in measuring the heights of
        mountains.
  
     Mountain beaver (Zool.), the sewellel.
  
     Mountain blue (Min.), blue carbonate of copper; azurite.
  
     Mountain cat (Zool.), the catamount. See Catamount.
  
     Mountain chain, a series of contiguous mountain ranges,
        generally in parallel or consecutive lines or curves.
  
     Mountain cock (Zool.), capercailzie. See Capercailzie.
  
     Mountain cork (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
        cork in its texture.
  
     Mountain crystal. See under Crystal.
  
     Mountain damson (Bot.), a large tree of the genus
        Simaruba+({Simaruba+amarga">Simaruba ({Simaruba amarga) growing in the West Indies,
        which affords a bitter tonic and astringent, sometimes
        used in medicine.
  
     Mountain dew, Scotch whisky, so called because often
        illicitly distilled among the mountains. [Humorous]
  
     Mountain ebony (Bot.), a small leguminous tree ({Bauhinia
        variegata) of the East and West Indies; -- so called
        because of its dark wood. The bark is used medicinally and
        in tanning.
  
     Mountain flax (Min.), a variety of asbestus, having very
        fine fibers; amianthus. See Amianthus.
  
     Mountain fringe (Bot.), climbing fumitory. See under
        Fumitory.
  
     Mountain goat. (Zool.) See Mazama.
  
     Mountain green. (Min.)
        (a) Green malachite, or carbonate of copper.
        (b) See Green earth, under Green, a.
  
     Mountain holly (Bot.), a branching shrub ({Nemopanthes
        Canadensis), having smooth oblong leaves and red berries.
        It is found in the Northern United States.
  
     Mountain laurel (Bot.), an American shrub ({Kalmia
        latifolia) with glossy evergreen leaves and showy
        clusters of rose-colored or white flowers. The foliage is
        poisonous. Called also American laurel, ivy bush, and
        calico bush. See Kalmia.
  
     Mountain leather (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
        leather in its texture.
  
     Mountain licorice (Bot.), a plant of the genus Trifolium
        ({Trifolium Alpinum).
  
     Mountain limestone (Geol.), a series of marine limestone
        strata below the coal measures, and above the old red
        standstone of Great Britain. See Chart of Geology.
  
     Mountain linnet (Zool.), the twite.
  
     Mountain magpie. (Zool.)
        (a) The yaffle, or green woodpecker.
        (b) The European gray shrike.
  
     Mountain mahogany (Bot.) See under Mahogany.
  
     Mountain meal (Min.), a light powdery variety of calcite,
        occurring as an efflorescence.
  
     Mountain milk (Min.), a soft spongy variety of carbonate of
        lime.
  
     Mountain mint. (Bot.) See Mint.
  
     Mountain ousel (Zool.), the ring ousel; -- called also
        mountain thrush and mountain colley. See Ousel.
  
     Mountain pride, or Mountain green (Bot.), a tree of
        Jamaica ({Spathelia simplex), which has an unbranched
        palmlike stem, and a terminal cluster of large, pinnate
        leaves.
  
     Mountain quail (Zool.), the plumed partridge ({Oreortyx
        pictus) of California. It has two long, slender,
        plumelike feathers on the head. The throat and sides are
        chestnut; the belly is brown with transverse bars of black
        and white; the neck and breast are dark gray.
  
     Mountain range, a series of mountains closely related in
        position and direction.
  
     Mountain rice. (Bot.)
        (a) An upland variety of rice, grown without irrigation,
            in some parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States.
        (b) An American genus of grasses ({Oryzopsis).
  
     Mountain rose (Bot.), a species of rose with solitary
        flowers, growing in the mountains of Europe ({Rosa
        alpina).
  
     Mountain soap (Min.), a soft earthy mineral, of a brownish
        color, used in crayon painting; saxonite.
  
     Mountain sorrel (Bot.), a low perennial plant ({Oxyria
        digyna with rounded kidney-form leaves, and small
        greenish flowers, found in the White Mountains of New
        Hampshire, and in high northern latitudes. --Gray.
  
     Mountain sparrow (Zool.), the European tree sparrow.
  
     Mountain spinach. (Bot.) See Orach.
  
     Mountain tobacco (Bot.), a composite plant ({Arnica
        montana) of Europe; called also leopard's bane.
  
     Mountain witch (Zool.), a ground pigeon of Jamaica, of the
        genus Geotrygon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mountain quail
      n 1: California partridge; slightly larger than the California
           quail [syn: mountain quail, mountain partridge,
           Oreortyx picta palmeri]

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