jungle fowl


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