Galliform
Galliform Gal"li*form, a. (Zo["o]l.) Like the Gallinae (or {Galliformes}) in structure. [1913 Webster]

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  • galliform — ▪ order of birds Introduction    any of the gallinaceous (that is, fowl like or chickenlike (chicken)) birds (bird). The order includes about 290 species, of which the best known are the turkeys (turkey), chickens, quail, partridge, pheasant and… …   Universalium

  • galliform — ˈgaləˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: New Latin Galliformes : of or relating to the Galliformes * * * galliform, a. Ornith. (ˈgælɪfɔːm) [ad. mod.L. galliform is, f. L. gall us cock + forma form.] Belonging to the …   Useful english dictionary

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  • galliform — gal·li·form …   English syllables

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