Galliformes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Galliformes pheasants; turkeys; grouse; partridges; quails; chickens; brush turkeys; curassows; hoatzins
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • galliformes In ornithology, formerly, gallinaceous birds collectively; now, in Garrod's classification, an order of a subclass Homalogonatæ, consisting of the three cohorts Struthiones, Gallinaceæ, and Psittaci.
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Usage

In literature:

ALECTOROMORPHAE = Tinamiformes + Galliformes + Gruiformes + Charadriiformes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

The wild turkey is the heaviest member of the Galliformes order.
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