Definition of queest in English:

queest

noun

Irish English, English Regional, South-Western, West Midlands, Welsh English
  • The wood pigeon, Columba palumbus. Formerly also "†queest-dove".

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Palladius' De Re Rustica. Apparently a variant of cushat, with elision of the vowel of the second syllable.

Pronunciation

queest

/kwiːst/