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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A group of birds including the common fowl and the pheasants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Nitzsch's classification (1829), a group of birds represented by the genera Dicholophus and Otis.
  • In Temminck's classification, a group of birds of uncertain extent.
  • A. suborder or order of birds which includes the cranes, rails, and their allies.

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