domestic fowl

Definitions of domestic fowl
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n a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl

Synonyms:
fowl, poultry
Types:
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Dorking
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
bantam
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
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
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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