Gallinacean Gal`li*na"cean, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Gallinae or gallinaceous birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • gallinacean — [gal΄i nā′shən] adj. GALLINACEOUS n. any gallinaceous bird …   English World dictionary

  • gallinacean — /gal euh nay sheuhn/, n. a gallinaceous bird. [1835 45; < NL Gallinace(ae) name of a group (fem. pl. of L gallinaceus (adj.) GALLINACEOUS) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • gallinacean — gal·li·na·cean …   English syllables

  • gallinacean — /gæləˈneɪʃən/ (say galuh nayshuhn) noun 1. a gallinaceous bird. –adjective 2. gallinaceous …   Australian English dictionary

  • gallinacean — noun heavy bodied largely ground feeding domestic or game birds • Syn: ↑gallinaceous bird • Hypernyms: ↑bird • Hyponyms: ↑domestic fowl, ↑fowl, ↑poultry, ↑jun …   Useful english dictionary

  • куриные — — [] EN gallinacean The order of birds that includes grouse, ptarmigan, capercaillie, partridges, pheasants, quails, turkeys and peacocks. These are mainly grain eating, heavy bodied,… …   Справочник технического переводчика

  • gallinaceous — /gæləˈneɪʃəs / (say galuh nayshuhs) adjective 1. relating to or resembling the domestic fowls. 2. belonging to the group or order Galliformes, which includes the domestic fowls, pheasants, grouse, partridges, etc. Also, gallinacean. {Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Agriocharis ocellata — noun wild turkey of Central America and northern South America • Syn: ↑ocellated turkey • Hypernyms: ↑gallinaceous bird, ↑gallinacean • Member Holonyms: ↑Agriocharis, ↑genus Agriocharis …   Useful english dictionary

  • chachalaca — noun slender arboreal guan resembling a wild turkey; native to Central America and Mexico; highly regarded as game birds • Hypernyms: ↑gallinaceous bird, ↑gallinacean • Hyponyms: ↑Texas chachalaca, ↑Ortilis vetula macalli • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • columbiform bird — noun a cosmopolitan order of land birds having small heads and short legs with four unwebbed toes • Hypernyms: ↑gallinaceous bird, ↑gallinacean • Hyponyms: ↑dodo, ↑Raphus cucullatus, ↑solitaire, ↑Pezophaps solitaria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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