domestic fowl

Definitions of domestic fowl
  1. noun
    a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
    synonyms: fowl, poultry
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    an English breed of large domestic fowl having five toes (the hind toe doubled)
    Plymouth Rock
    an American breed of domestic fowl
    Cornish, Cornish fowl
    English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters
    Rock Cornish
    small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl
    game fowl
    any of several breeds reared for cockfighting
    cochin, cochin china
    Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs
    Gallus gallus, chicken
    a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
    any of various small breeds of fowl
    Meleagris gallopavo, turkey
    large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
    Numida meleagris, guinea, guinea fowl
    a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
    biddy, chick
    young bird especially of domestic fowl
    cock, rooster
    adult male chicken
    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
    English breed of large chickens with white skin
    gobbler, tom, tom turkey, turkey cock
    male turkey
    guinea hen
    female guinea fowl
    type of:
    gallinacean, gallinaceous bird
    heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
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