plural noun

: a group of birds usually nearly equivalent to Galliformes
or gallinae : wild birds (as wild turkey, grouse, pheasant, partridge, and quail) of the order Galliformes that are fit or lawful for hunting

Word History


New Latin, from Latin gallinae, plural of gallina hen

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“Gallinae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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