Definition of gallinaceous in English:
Of or relating to birds of an order (Galliformes) which includes domestic poultry and game birds.
- Everyone has seen at least a few gallinaceous birds, since domesticated chicken and turkeys are in this category.
- Supra-orbital combs and wattles are fairly common in gallinaceous birds, but they also occur in other taxonomically unrelated bird families.
- More likely to be seen or heard on the plateau is the little chachalaca, a gallinaceous bird named in part for its noisy call.
Definition of gallinaceous in:
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