colin

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See also: Colin and çolin

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French colin, properly a diminutive of Colas, contracted from Nicolas (Nicholas).

Noun[edit]

colin (plural colins)

  1. The American quail or bobwhite, or related species.
    • 1859, Samuel Griswold Goodrich, Illustrated natural history of the animal kingdom (volume 2, page 244)
      To this belongs the Colin or Quail of New England and Partridge of the South []
    • 1923, Thomas Alfred Coward, Bird haunts and nature memories (page 206)
      Many efforts have been made to improve and increase the variety of our game stock, but whereas the Barbary partridge, the willow grouse, the colin, bob-white, button quail, and even tinamou have been tried and failed []

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Verb[edit]

colin

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive form of colar
  2. third-person plural imperative form of colar

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

colin m (plural colins)

  1. coalfish

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