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Meaning of gallinaceous

gal•li•na•ceous

Pronunciation: (gal"u-nā'shus), [key]
— 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, and partridge.
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