A chicken is a gallinaceous.
Origin of gallinaceousClassical Latin gallinaceus ; from gallina, hen ; from gallus, a cock
Origin of gallinaceousFrom Latin gallīnāceus, of poultry, from gallīna, hen, feminine of gallus, cock; see gal- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more gallinaceous, superlative most gallinaceous)
- (zoology) related to the genus Gallus, poultry; notably said of the order Galliformes.
From Latin gallinaceus, from gallina 'hen', itself from gallus 'cock'