Gallus gallus

Definitions of Gallus gallus
  1. noun
    a jungle fowl of southeastern Asia that is considered ancestral to the domestic fowl
    synonyms: red jungle fowl
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    type of:
    gallina, jungle fowl
    small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl
  2. noun
    a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
    synonyms: chicken
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    biddy, chick
    young bird especially of domestic fowl
    cock, rooster
    adult male chicken
    capon
    castrated male chicken
    biddy, hen
    adult female chicken
    spring chicken
    a young chicken having tender meat
    Rhode Island red
    American breed of heavy-bodied brownish-red general-purpose chicken
    Dominick, Dominique
    American breed of chicken having barred grey plumage raised for meat and brown eggs
    Orpington
    English breed of large chickens with white skin
    cockerel
    a young domestic cock; not older than one year
    cackler
    a hen that has just laid an egg and emits a shrill squawk
    brood hen, broody, broody hen, setting hen, sitter
    a domestic hen ready to brood
    mother hen
    a hen with chicks
    layer
    a hen that lays eggs
    pullet
    young hen usually less than a year old
    type of:
    domestic fowl, fowl, poultry
    a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
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