nounpl. -·whites′ or -·white′
a small North American quail (Colinus virginianus) having markings of brown and white on a gray body; partridge
Origin of bobwhiteechoic, after its call
Any of several small American quails of the genus Colinus, especially the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) of eastern North America.
Origin of bobwhiteImitative of its call