Gallus gallus

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Related to Gallus gallus: pullet, NCBI, Gallus domesticus
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Noun1.Gallus gallus - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggsGallus gallus - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
chick, biddy - young bird especially of domestic fowl
rooster, cock - adult male chicken
capon - castrated male chicken
biddy, hen - adult female chicken
spring chicken - a young chicken having tender meat
Rhode Island red - American breed of heavy-bodied brownish-red general-purpose chicken
Dominick, Dominique - American breed of chicken having barred grey plumage raised for meat and brown eggs
Orpington - English breed of large chickens with white skin
chicken, poulet, volaille - the flesh of a chicken used for food
2.Gallus gallus - a jungle fowl of southeastern Asia that is considered ancestral to the domestic fowl
gallina, jungle fowl - small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl
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Let's taKe a closer looK at the gallus gallus domesticus, so popular they named it twice.
The scatological term for "worthless" or "contemptible" or "wimpy" -- Gallus gallus domesticus excrement -- best describes the managers at Gannett (for not coming forward about its layoffs) and Newhouse (for hiding behind a telephone to fire people), not to mention the family that owns the Palmdale paper.
Representative early dates for Gallus gallus from Egypt, East Africa and South Africa.