gallinacean


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gal·li·na·ceous

 (găl′ə-nā′shəs)
adj.
Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the order Galliformes, which includes poultry, pheasants, and grouse.

[From Latin gallīnāceus, of poultry, from gallīna, hen, feminine of gallus, cock; see gal- in Indo-European roots.]

gal′li·na′cean n.

gallinacean

(ˌɡælɪˈneɪʃən)
n
(Animals) any gallinaceous bird
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Noun1.gallinacean - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birdsgallinacean - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Galliformes, order Galliformes - pheasants; turkeys; grouse; partridges; quails; chickens; brush turkeys; curassows; hoatzins
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
gallina, jungle fowl - small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl
comb, coxcomb, cockscomb - the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
Agriocharis ocellata, ocellated turkey - wild turkey of Central America and northern South America
guan - any of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidae; native to jungles of tropical America; resembling the curassows and valued as food
curassow - large crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tails; highly esteemed as game and food
chachalaca - slender arboreal guan resembling a wild turkey; native to Central America and Mexico; highly regarded as game birds
megapode, mound bird, mound-bird, scrub fowl, mound builder - large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
hoactzin, hoatzin, Opisthocomus hoazin, stinkbird - crested ill-smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings
columbiform bird - a cosmopolitan order of land birds having small heads and short legs with four unwebbed toes
game bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport