from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several game birds of the genus Gallus of southeast Asia, especially G. gallus, considered to be the ancestor of the common domestic fowl.
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- n. Alternative spelling of junglefowl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Australian grallatorial bird (Megapodius tumulus) which is allied to the brush turkey, and, like the latter, lays its eggs in mounds of vegetable matter, where they are hatched by the heat produced by decomposition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gallinaceous bird of India, Gallus sonnerati, the first species of the genus known to naturalists, supposed to be one of the wild originals of the domestic hen, though the Gallus bankivus (see Gallus) resembles the common hen more nearly.
- n. Any megapod of Australia, as Megapodius tumulus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl
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