domestic fowl


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Related to domestic fowl: Common domestic fowl, pullets

domestic fowl

n.
1. A domesticated bird, such as a chicken, duck, goose, or turkey, that is raised as food.
2. The domesticated chicken, Gallus domesticus.

domestic fowl

or

barnyard fowl

n
(Animals) a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus) and occurring in many varieties. Often shortened to: fowl
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.domestic fowl - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowldomestic fowl - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
Dorking - an English breed of large domestic fowl having five toes (the hind toe doubled)
Plymouth Rock - an American breed of domestic fowl
Cornish fowl, Cornish - English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters
Rock Cornish - small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl
game fowl - any of several breeds reared for cockfighting
cochin, cochin china - Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs
genus Gallus, Gallus - common domestic birds and related forms
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
bantam - any of various small breeds of fowl
Meleagris gallopavo, turkey - large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
guinea fowl, Numida meleagris, guinea - a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
saddle - posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
poultry - flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
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The proposed ordinance before the council would permit four categories of animals - chickens and other domestic fowl, rabbits, miniature goats and pigs.
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VisitorInfo Domestic Fowl Trust and Honeybourne Rare Breeds, Honeybourne, Nr Evesham WR11 7QZ.
Admission: adult pounds 6.50; children aged 3-14 pounds 4.50 DOMESTIC FOWL TRUST Station Road, Honeybourne, Worcestershire 01386 833083 www.domesticfowltrust.co.uk A conservation centre for pure breeds of poultry and rare breeds of farm animals.
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