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junglefowl

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌŋɡ(ə)lˌfəʊl
 
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Definition of junglefowl in English:

noun (plural same)

A southern Asian game bird related to the domestic fowl, typically frequenting forested country.
Example sentences
  • Red junglefowl have been mostly genetically interbred with domestic and feral chickens, as a survey of 745 museum specimens has shown.
  • They are already using the junglefowl's new gene sequence to begin searching for agriculturally important variations in the genomes of three types of domestic chicken.
  • She studied the interactions between physiology and behavior in pheasants in Britain, India, and Thailand, and in 1992 came to the United States to research junglefowl at the University of California, at Riverside.

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