Origin: L gallinaceus < gallina, hen < gallus, a cock
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- Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the order Galliformes, which includes the common domestic fowl as well as the pheasants, turkeys, and grouse.
- Relating to or resembling the domestic fowl.
Origin: From Latin gallīnāceus, of poultry, from gallīna, hen, feminine of gallus, cock; see gal- in Indo-European roots.
- galˌli·naˈcean noun