gallinaceous


gal·li·na·ceous

adjective \ˌga-lə-ˈnā-shəs\

Definition of GALLINACEOUS

:  of or relating to an order (Galliformes) of heavy-bodied largely terrestrial birds including the pheasants, turkeys, grouse, and the common domestic chicken

Origin of GALLINACEOUS

Latin gallinaceus of domestic fowl, from gallina hen, from gallus cock
First Known Use: 1693

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