plural noun Gal·li·nae \gəˈlīˌnē\

Definition of Gallinae

  1. 1 :  a group of birds usually nearly equivalent to Galliformes

  2. 2 or gallinae :  wild birds (as wild turkey, grouse, pheasant, partridge, and quail) of the order Galliformes that are fit or lawful for hunting

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Origin and Etymology of gallinae

New Latin, from Latin gallinae, plural of gallina hen

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