Definition of Gallina
1. Noun. Small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl.
Generic synonyms: Gallinacean, Gallinaceous Bird
Group relationships: Gallus, Genus Gallus
Specialized synonyms: Jungle Cock, Jungle Hen, Gallus Gallus, Red Jungle Fowl
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallina
Literary usage of Gallina
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Italian Conversation-grammar: A New and Practical Method of Learning the by Karl Marquard Sauer (1903)
"Il rospo e la gallina. Entro quel covo . ... Il rospo, the toad. interrogare, to ask. la gallina, the hen. al solito, as usual. odi (from udire), ..."
2. Journals Kept in France and Italy from 1848 to 1852: With a Sketch of the by Nassau William Senior (1871)
"The first person that I found at home was Count gallina. ... I was ordered,' said gallina, ' to present " des felicitations," but I refused. ..."