Definition of Genus gallus
1. Noun. Common domestic birds and related forms.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Member holonyms: Domestic Fowl, Fowl, Poultry, Gallina, Jungle Fowl
Group relationships: Family Phasianidae, Phasianidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Gallus
Literary usage of Genus gallus
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1. The Natural History Review: A Quarterly Journal of Biological Science by Armagh Natural History and Philosophical Society, Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, Cork Scientific and Literary Society, Cuvierian Society of Cork, Dublin University Zoological and Botanical Association, Literary and Scientific Instit (1854)
"... or HYBRIDS OP DIFFERENT SPECIES OF THE genus gallus. By SJA Salter. DURINO the last two years some interesting experiments have been conducted at the ..."
2. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"COCK, the male of the domestic fowl of the genus Gallus. One species of the genus Gallus is found in the wild state in the Malay Peninsula, two in Sumatra, ..."
3. Inheritance in Poultry by Charles Benedict Davenport (1906)
"The comb is a characteristic that has had its origin in the genus Gallus. It consists of a mass of uncovered erectile tissue—a tissue present in many ..."
4. Monthly Review (1820)
"Mr. Stephens assigns the following reason for reinstating the genus Gallus in the nomenclature : « Agreeably to the excellent arrangement of the older ..."