Ortygan
Ortygan Or"ty*gan, n. [Gr. ?, ?, a quail.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of East Indian birds of the genera {Ortygis} and {Hemipodius}. They resemble quails, but lack the hind toe. See {Turnix}. [1913 Webster]

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  • ortygan — or·ty·gan …   English syllables

  • ortygan — noun any of several East Indian birds • Hypernyms: ↑wading bird, ↑wader • Member Holonyms: ↑Turnix, ↑genus Turnix * * * ˈȯ(r)d.ə̇gən noun ( s …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Turnix — noun type genus of the Turnicidae: button quail • Syn: ↑Turnix • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Turnicidae, ↑family Turnicidae • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Turnix — noun type genus of the Turnicidae: button quail • Syn: ↑genus Turnix • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Turnicidae, ↑family Turnicidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • wading bird — noun any of many long legged birds that wade in water in search of food • Syn: ↑wader • Derivationally related forms: ↑wade (for: ↑wader) • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic bird …   Useful english dictionary

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