Domestic+fowls

  • 1 Fowls — Fowl Fowl (foul), n. Note: Instead of the pl. {Fowls} the singular is often used collectively. [OE. foul, fowel, foghel, fuhel, fugel, AS. fugol; akin to OS. fugal D. & G. vogel, OHG. fogal, Icel. & Dan. fugl, Sw. fogel, f[*a]gel, Goth. fugls; of …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fowls — faÊŠl n. bird; chicken, rooster; domestic bird; meat from a chicken v. hunt birds …

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  • 3 hens — domestic fowls of either sex. → hen …

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  • 4 hen — n. 1 a a female bird, esp. of a domestic fowl. b (in pl.) domestic fowls of either sex. 2 a female lobster or crab or salmon. Phrases and idioms: hen and chickens any of several plants esp. the houseleek. hen coop a coop for keeping fowls in. hen …

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  • 5 Animals in the Bible — • The sacred books were composed by and for a people almost exclusively given to husbandry and pastoral life, hence in constant communication with nature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Animals in the Bible     Anima …

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  • 6 DIETARY LAWS — DIETARY LAWS, the collective term for the Jewish laws and customs pertaining to the types of food permitted for consumption and their preparation. The Hebrew term is kashrut, which is derived from the root כשר ( fit or proper ). The word appears… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 7 poultryman — noun a dealer in poultry and poultry products • Syn: ↑poulterer • Hypernyms: ↑merchant, ↑merchandiser * * * mən noun (plural poultrymen) 1 …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 jersey giant — noun Etymology: Jersey (III) 1. usually capitalized J&G : a breed of very large domestic fowls developed in New Jersey by interbreeding large Asiatic fowls with Langshans and being originally solid black but now having a white variety 2. usually… …

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  • 10 Phasianidae — noun pheasants; quails; partridges • Syn: ↑family Phasianidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Galliformes, ↑order Galliformes • Member Meronyms …

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  • 11 Grey Junglefowl — Painting by John Gould Conservation status …

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  • 12 Skye — Infobox Scottish island | GridReference=NG452319 celtic name=Audio|AntEileanSgitheanach.ogg|An t Eilean Sgitheanach norse name=Skíð meaning of name= Etymology unclear area=1,656.25 km² (639.21 sq mi) area rank=2 highest elevation= Sgurr Alasdair… …

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  • 13 alight — vb 1 *descend, dismount Contrasted words: mount, *ascend, scale, climb 2 Alight, light, land, perch, roost share the meaning to come to rest after or as if after a flight, a descent, or a fall. Alight suggests previous controlled or gentle… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 roost — /rust / (say roohst) noun 1. a perch upon which domestic fowls rest at night. 2. a house or place for fowls or birds to roost in. 3. a place for sitting, resting, or staying. –verb (i) 4. to sit or rest on a roost, perch, etc. 5. to settle or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 mediterranean class — noun Usage: usually capitalized M : a group of breeds of domestic fowls mostly of Spanish or Italian origin (as the Leghorns, Minorcas, and Andalusians) typically including rather lightweight nervous fowls that produce abundant white eggs compare …

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  • 16 Sarcoptes scabiei — Taxobox name = Sarcoptes scabiei image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Chelicerata classis = Arachnida subclassis = Acarina superordo = Acariformes ordo = Astigmata subordo = Psoroptidia superfamilia = Sarcoptoidea …

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  • 17 autosexing — noun (especially of domestic fowl) breeding to reveal differential sex characteristics at hatching • Hypernyms: ↑breeding * * * “+ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: aut + sexing, present participle of sex : showing characters that are differential… …

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  • 18 game fowl — noun any of several breeds reared for cockfighting • Hypernyms: ↑domestic fowl, ↑fowl, ↑poultry * * * noun Etymology: game (I) : a bird of any of various strains of domestic fowls developed originally chiefly for the production of fighting cocks… …

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  • 19 Sage-grouse — Taxobox name = Sage grouse image caption = Adult male greater sage grouse regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes superordo = Galloanserae ordo = Galliformes familia = Tetraonidae (disputed) genus = Centrocercus …

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  • 20 gallinaceous — /gal euh nay sheuhs/, adj. 1. pertaining to or resembling the domestic fowls. 2. belonging or pertaining to the order Galliformes, comprising medium sized, mainly ground feeding domestic or game birds, as the chicken, turkey, grouse, pheasant,… …

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