Gallinae

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gallinae (Zoöl) An order of birds, including the common domestic fowls, pheasants, grouse, quails, and allied forms; -- sometimes called Rasores .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gallinae A Linnean order of birds, the fifth of the system, composed of the genera Didus, Pavo, Meleagris, Crax, Phasianus, Numida, and Tetrao. It is practically the same as the later order Gallinaceæ, or Rasores without the pigeons.
    • gallinae An order of birds, the Gallinaceæ of authors, from which sundry non-conformable genera have been eliminated; the same as the Alectoromorphæ of Huxley. It is a group of chiefly terrestrial polygamous præcocial ptilopædic birds, with schizognathous palate (see cut under schizognathous), schizorhinal nasal bones, recurved angle of the mandible, sessile basipterygoid facets, generally a deeply double-notched sternum, a hypoclidium (see cut under furcula), intestinal cæca, a muscular gizzard, two carotids (except in Megapodidæ), no intrinsic syringeal muscles, tufted oil-gland, aftershafted plumage, rectrices usually more than 12, feet 4-toed, legs feathered to the suffrago or beyond, claws blunt, nostrils scaled or feathered in a short nasal fossa, and the bill variable in form, corneous, and with the culmen rising on the forehead. The Gallinæ are divisible into two series or suborders: Peristopodes, the pigeon-toed fowls, of the families Cracidæ and Megapodidæ; and Alectoropodes or typical fowls, of the families Phasianidæ, Meleagrididæ, Numididæ, Tetraonidæ, and Perdicidæ. Families which have been improperly referred to the Gallinæ and are now eliminated are Dididæ, Pteroclidæ, Turnicidæ, Opisthocomidæ, Chionididæ, and Tinamidæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. gallina, a hen, gallus, a cock

Usage

In literature:

It happened to him at the Gallina Society in Oakland one afternoon.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
The members of the Order Gallinae are only holding their own where privately protected.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Patavii excudebant fratres Gallina MDCCCXCII.
"English Travellers of the Renaissance" by Clare Howard
Gallinas, port of, Africa, 128.
"The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America" by W. E. B. Du Bois
Iulia gallinas suas pulchras amat et gallinae dominam suam amant.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
The other delay was on the Gallina; but that was rising when we approached and we had no choice about crossing.
"Captured by the Navajos" by Charles A. Curtis
Our concern is now with Gallinas.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
California pheasant, the gallina del campo of the Spaniards.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Put three or four pints of milk into a pan a little warm, and then add rennet or gallina.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Por, sus gallos y gallinas, envueltos en basquinas Viven en profundas minas, lest they should be heard to crow.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
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In news:

BCT Reality Panelist, Adriana Gallina from Mount Laurel.
BCT Reality Panelist , Adriana Gallina from Mount Laurel.
Snowpack in the Gallinas Watershed.
The Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District is seeking a board member after the resignation of longtime board member Larry Loder, who left for undisclosed reasons.
"Wild and Wacky Winter," a musical play by Michael and Jill Gallina, and directed by Jason Phipps, was recently performed to the grade school children at 1 pm Friday in the cafeteria and for the public at 6:30 pm Friday night.
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In science:

Vai (also Vei, Vy, Gallinas, Gallines, phonetically [vaɪ]) is a Western Mande language belonging to the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by some 144,000 people, of which about 122,000 live in Liberia and some 22,000 in Sierra Leone 5 .
Distribution of complexities in the Vai script
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