jungle fowl

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jungle fowl small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl
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Usage

In literature:

We found the jungle fowl wild and hard to kill even where they were seldom hunted.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
The Ceylon jungle fowl.
"Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)" by James Emerson Tennent
Pea fowl, jungle fowl, or anything fairly big, have their eyes sewn up.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
Some fish are secured from the river, while deer, wild pig, jungle fowl, and other game are taken with traps or secured by hunting.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
They say the road over to China is festooned with orchids, and jungle-fowl sit amongst them and crow.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
The Australian jungle-fowl or scrub-hen also frequents these islands as well as the mainland.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
This important family includes the pea- and the jungle-fowl and the various pheasants.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Their success, however, was limited to a pig, and a brace of jungle fowl.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
The wild jungle fowls were the ancestors of the domestic hens which we find so useful.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
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
Enough for thee with the bounties of the forest, jungle, and plain, are the goats, sheep, and fowls.
"My Dark Companions" by Henry M. Stanley
I have trapped wild birds and guinea-fowl in the jungle.
"My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave" by Henry M. Stanley
Pheasants, jungle fowls, pigeons and other small game abound.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
After breakfast Finnerty loaded a gun and sent Mahadua with Lord Victor after the jungle fowl.
"The Three Sapphires" by W. A. Fraser
We traveled slowly in the dense jungle, now and then frightening a guinea-fowl.
"Lost in the Jungle" by Paul Du Chaillu
Chi-ay Traps for taking jungle-fowl.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
It is doubtless derived from one or more of the wild or jungle fowls of India.
"Poultry" by Hugh Piper
In a state of nature, pea fowl frequent jungles and wooded localities, feeding upon grain, fruits, and insects.
"Sheep, Swine, and Poultry" by Robert Jennings
In the smaller jungle, too, were excellent jungle fowl and hares.
"King-Errant" by Flora Annie Steel
Examples: jungle fowl, grouse, quail, domestic fowl.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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