View your list of saved words. (You can log in using Facebook.)
Any of four species of Asian birds (genus Gallus) that differ from other species in the pheasant family in having, in the male, a fleshy comb, lobed wattles hanging below the bill, and a high-arched tail. The red jungle fowl is the ancestor of the chicken. The cock has shining silky plumage, red on the head and back and green-black elsewhere; the hen is rusty brown with speckled neck and minimal comb.
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise. For the full entry on jungle fowl, visit Britannica.com.