Definition of Gallus gallus

1. Noun. A domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl.

Exact synonyms: Chicken
Generic synonyms: Domestic Fowl, Fowl, Poultry
Specialized synonyms: Biddy, Chick, Cock, Rooster, Capon, Biddy, Hen, Spring Chicken, Rhode Island Red, Dominick, Dominique, Orpington
Terms within: Chicken, Poulet, Volaille



2. Noun. A jungle fowl of southeastern Asia that is considered ancestral to the domestic fowl.
Exact synonyms: Red Jungle Fowl
Generic synonyms: Gallina, Jungle Fowl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallus Gallus

Gallirallus
Gallo
Gallo-
Gallo-Italian
Gallo-Roman
Gallo-Romans
Gallomania
Gallophilia
Gallophilias
Gallophone
Galloway
Gallup
Gallup poll
Gallup polls
Gallus
Gallus gallus (current term)
Galo
Galois
Galois theory
Galsworthy
Galton
Galton's delta
Galton's law
Galtonia candicans
Galtonian-Fisher genetics
Galvani
Galveston
Galveston Bay
Galveston Island

Literary usage of Gallus gallus

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1. The Tænioid Cestodes of North American Birds by Brayton Howard Ransom (1909)
"01b, pi,. 353-357, 362-364, figs. 1-12. Host.—Gallus gallus domesticus. ... Gallus gallus domesticus. "Tins form is probably identical with D. ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"... Gallus gallus gallus (Linn.), the fact that this name was based upon a domestic variety in no way invalidating it. They select Bengal as the type ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1847)
"“Cami Julius Sergius with any modesty, or, indeed, without remorse, behold the picture of Gallus? Gallus! whose easy natural muse amid early friendship has ..."

4. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"... retard your course, Nor cleft Parnassus, nor th' Aonian source: Nothing that owns the Muses could suspend Your aid to Gallus — Gallus is their friend. ..."

5. List of the Specimens of the British Animals in the Collection of the by John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray, Adam White, British Museum (Natural History), James Francis Stephens, Frederick Smith, Henry Denny, Henry Tibbats Stainton, Edwin Shepherd (1848)
"Hybrid with Spanish Fowl. From Mr. Bart- lett's colletion. r. Sternum. s. Sternum. England. Presented by John Ray, Esq. 2. GALLUS. Gallus, Linn. SN (1744). ..."

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