Definition of Gallinaceous

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or resembling a gallinacean.

Partainyms: Gallinacean



Definition of Gallinaceous

1. a. Resembling the domestic fowls and pheasants; of or pertaining to the Gallinae.

Definition of Gallinaceous

1. Adjective. (zoology) related to the genus galina, poultry; notably said of the order Galliformes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gallinaceous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Gallinaceous

1. Resembling the domestic fowls and pheasants; of or pertaining to the Gallinae. Origin: L. Gallinaceus, fr. Gallina hen, fr. Gallus cock. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallinaceous

galliferous
galliform
galliforms
galligaskins
galligu
gallimatia
gallimaufrey
gallimaufreys
gallimaufries
gallimaufry
gallin
gallina
gallinaceae
gallinacean
gallinaceans
gallinaceous (current term)
gallinaceous bird
gallinae
galline
galling
gallingly
gallinipper
gallinippers
gallinule
gallinules
galliot
galliots
gallipot
gallipots
gallise

Literary usage of Gallinaceous

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1. American Game-bird Shooting by George Bird Grinnell (1910)
"The great systematist, Huxley, divided the gallinaceous birds into two groups, ... The English naturalists consider all the gallinaceous game birds which we ..."

2. A Text-book of Zoogeography by Frank Evers Beddard (1895)
"... and reference may be made to those places for further illustration of the general fact. Distribution of the gallinaceous birds. The gallinaceous birds ..."

3. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"Three eggs. Nest of weeds and drift on lily leaf floating in fresh water pond near town. Collector, FB Armstrong. gallinaceous BIRDS. ... gallinaceous ..."

4. Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works by Thomas Bewick, Austin Dobson (1885)
"The characters of the gallinaceous tribes are well known : most of the species are distinguished above all others for the whiteness of their flesh ..."

5. On the Genesis of Species by Saint George Jackson Mivart (1871)
"Mortality in young gallinaceous hybrids.—A bar to intermixture exists somewhere.—Guinea-pigs.—Summary and conclusion. As was observed in the preceding ..."

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