gallinaceous

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gallinaceous

1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Galliformes, an order of birds, including domestic fowl, pheasants, grouse, etc., having a heavy rounded body, short bill, and strong legs
2. of, relating to, or resembling the domestic fowl

gallinaceous

[‚gal·ə′nā·shəs]
(vertebrate zoology)
Of, pertaining to, or resembling birds of the order Galliformes.