- Any of several African weaverbirds of the genus <em>Quelea,</em> especially <em>Q. quelea,</em> a small red-billed bird that is destructive to grain crops.
- The crimson-beaked weaver-bird of Africa.
- [<em>capitalized</em>] [NL. (Reichenbach, 1850).] A genus of African weaver-birds or <em>Ploceidæ</em>, containing such species as the above, <em>Q. sanguinirostris.</em>