domestic fowl


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n domestic fowl a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
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In literature:

The wild jungle fowls were the ancestors of the domestic hens which we find so useful.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
A domestic fowl that has passed all its days at a barn-door can never soar on the eagle's wing.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
At certain seasons of the year this bird proves destructive to domestic fowl and young lambs.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
There were also green pigeons and speckled crows, tame as domestic fowls, among which was seen that anomaly, a white crow.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
Now the single comb is the form that is found in the wild jungle fowl, which is generally regarded as the ancestor of the domestic breeds.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
FERGUSON, Mr., supposed plurality of origin of domestic fowls, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Starting in the present class as in the preceding one from the most familiar kinds, we may begin with the domestic fowl.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
Pheasants in England reared under a domestic fowl are as wild as in a state of nature.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
But the true joy of the farm-yard is, undoubtedly, in the domestic fowls.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
The little mottled things seemed very much out of place among the domestic fowls.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie

In news:

Study finds less gene variance in US domesticated fowl than their wild forebearers from Mexico.
Council adopts new domestic fowl rules for urban coops.
The board voted 5-0 Tuesday night, Dec 14, to amend its ordinance banning domestic fowl .
The common domestic fowl ( Gallus gallus ).