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Noun: hemipode  'he-mi,powd
  1. Small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains
    - button quail, button-quail, bustard quail

Derived forms: hemipodes

Type of: wader, wading bird

Part of: genus Turnix, Turnix

Encyclopedia: Hemipode