Definitions for gallinaceousˌgæl əˈneɪ ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•li•na•ceousˌgæl əˈneɪ ʃəs(adj.)

  1. belonging or pertaining to the order Galliformes, comprising ground-feeding domestic or game birds, as chickens, turkeys, grouse, quail, and pheasants.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of gallinaceous:

1775–85; < L gallīnāceus pertaining to poultry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gallinaceous(adj)

    of or relating to or resembling a gallinacean


  1. gallinaceous(Adjective)

    related to the genus galina, poultry; notably said of the order Galliformes.

  2. Origin: From gallinaceus, from gallina 'hen', itself from gallus 'cock'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallinaceous(adj)

    resembling the domestic fowls and pheasants; of or pertaining to the Gallinae


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