jungle fowl
noun Date: circa 1825 any of several Asian wild birds (genus Gallus) related to the pheasants; especially a bird (G. gallus) of southeastern Asia from which domestic chickens have probably descended

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  • Jungle fowl — Jungle Jun gle (j[u^][ng] g l), n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. ja[.n]gala desert.] 1. A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jungle fowl — n. any of several Asian gallinaceous birds (genus Gallus, family Phasianidae), having combs and throat wattles: the red Indian species ( G. gallus) is regarded as the ancestor of the present day domestic chicken …   English World dictionary

  • jungle fowl — any of several East Indian, gallinaceous birds of the genus Gallus, as G. gallus (red jungle fowl) believed to be the ancestor of the domestic fowl. [1815 25] * * * Any of four species of Asian birds (genus Gallus) that differ from other species… …   Universalium

  • jungle fowl — noun small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl • Syn: ↑gallina • Hypernyms: ↑gallinaceous bird, ↑gallinacean • Hyponyms: ↑jungle cock, ↑jungle hen, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • jungle fowl — jun′gle fowl n. orn any of several S or SE Asian forest birds of the genus Gallus, of the pheasant family, esp. G. gallus, considered to be ancestral to domestic chickens • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Saipan Jungle Fowl — The Saipan Jungle Fowl is a breed of domestic chicken. Not a true jungle fowl, it was found on the island of Saipan. It is thought to have been brought into The United States of America by returning American servicemen at the end of World War II… …   Wikipedia

  • red jungle fowl — noun a jungle fowl of southeastern Asia that is considered ancestral to the domestic fowl • Syn: ↑Gallus gallus • Hypernyms: ↑jungle fowl, ↑gallina …   Useful english dictionary

  • red jungle fowl. — See under jungle fowl. * * * …   Universalium

  • red jungle fowl. — See under jungle fowl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jungle — Jun gle (j[u^][ng] g l), n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. ja[.n]gala desert.] 1. A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India, Africa,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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