domestic fowl

noun

Definition of domestic fowl

1 : poultry
2 : a bird of one of the breeds developed from the jungle fowl (Gallus gallus) including some specialized for meat production and others for egg laying, for fighting, or purely for ornament or show : chicken — see bantam, brahma , game fowl, leghorn

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“Domestic fowl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/domestic%20fowl. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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