Words starting with Q

Words that start with Q

List of things that start with the letter Q.

A quaint quail and quince quiche was served to the Queen.

Photo of the Qatar flag
Photo by Pedronet

Qatar is a state in the middle east. The capital of Qatar is Doha. People in Qatar speak Arabic.

Photo of a duck quacking.
Photo by UpturnedFace

Quack is the noise a duck makes.

Scientific name: family: phasianidae

A quail is a small bird that lives on the ground. There are many different types of quail, and they are in the same family of birds as the pheasant. They eat mostly seeds but will also eat insects. Quails build their nests on the ground.

Something is quaint when it has a certain old-fashioned charm, or if it is interesting in a nice way but a little strange too.

Photo of a quandong
Photo by H3_six
Scientific name: santalum acuminatum

Quandongs are a type of fruit found in Australia, and are also known as the native peach. They are semi-parasitic and will get some nutrients from the roots of nearby trees and plants. Quandongs grow right across Australia, even in the dryest areas. The fruit itself had a big seed and a very thin coating of fruit on the outside. The seeds are textured and can be made into interesting jewelry.
Quandongs can be used to make jam and pies.

Photo of a quarry
Photo by Shandchem

A quarry is a large hole in the ground where rock is cut from to use for other purposes. Stone for making buildings from was taken from quarries before bricks were in widespread use.

A quart measures liquid. It is one quarter of a gallon, or 0.946 liters in the U.S. 1.136 liters in Great Britain.

A quarter is an American or Canadian coin that is worth a quarter dollar, or twenty five cents.

Photo of a quartered apple
Photo by Lucy Downey

This apple has been cut into quarters. This means it has been cut into four equal sized pieces.

The American Quarterhorse is a breed of horse that is very fast over very short distances, hence the name - coming from a quarter mile race. They are also used at rodeos and as working horses.