HyperDic: gallinaceous_bird

English > 1 sense of the expression gallinaceous bird:
NOUNanimalgallinaceous bird, gallinaceanheavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
English > gallinaceous bird: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningHeavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds.
Member ofGalliformes, order Galliformespheasants
Partscomb, cockscomb, coxcombThe fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
Narrowerchachalacaslender arboreal guan resembling a wild turkey
columbiform birdA cosmopolitan order of land birds having small heads and short legs with four unwebbed toes
curassowlarge crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tails
domestic fowl, fowl, poultryA domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
game birdAny bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
guanAny of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidae
hoatzin, hoactzin, stinkbird, Opisthocomus hoazincrested ill-smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings
jungle fowl, gallinasmall Asiatic wild bird
megapode, mound bird, mound-bird, mound builder, scrub fowllarge-footed short-winged birds of Australasia
ocellated turkey, Agriocharis ocellatawild turkey of Central America and northern South America
Broaderbirdwarm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

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