from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Same as gallinae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The rasorial birds proper, commonly rated as an order or suborder, and containing all kinds of domestic fowls or poultry, and their feral relatives, as turkeys, pheasants, grouse, partridges, quails, guinea-fowls, the mound-birds of Australia, the curassows, hoccos, guans, etc.: equivalent to the old order Rasores minus the pigeons.
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