Gallinaceae

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Gallinaceae (Zoöl) Same as Gallinae.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gallinaceae The rasorial birds proper, commonly rated as an order or suborder, and containing all kinds of domestic fowls or poultry, and their feral relatives, as turkeys, pheasants, grouse, partridges, quails, guinea-fowls, the mound-birds of Australia, the curassows, hoccos, guans, etc.: equivalent to the old order Rasores minus the pigeons. It is an old name of the group, used with varying latitude, and now less frequently employed than Gallinæ (which see for technical characters). Also Galli.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Gallinaceous

Usage

In literature:

During one of these excursions, Gideon Spilett managed to get hold of two couples of living gallinaceae.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
Do you know of any birds besides some of the gallinaceae which are polygamous?
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
On one of the lagoons, Charley shot a Parra gallinacea, a bird which Mr. Gilbert had observed only at Port Essington.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
In birds it is among the gallinaceae that love incites the male with warlike fury.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
During one of these excursions, Gideon Spilett managed to get hold of two couples of living gallinaceae.
"Abandoned" by Jules Verne
Let us look to the allied Gallinaceae for any still-existing gradations.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
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