from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characteristically scratching the ground for food. Used of chickens and similar birds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Scratching the ground for food, as domestic fowl or other gallinaceous birds.
- adj. Pertaining to the now obsolete order Rasores.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Rasores, or gallinaceous birds, as the peacock, domestic fowl, partridge, quail, and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given to scratching the ground for food, as poultry; belonging to the Rasores, especially in the second sense of that word; gallinaceous.
From Late Latin rāsor, scraper, from Latin rāsus, past participle of rādere, to scrape; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Rasores, the taxonomic order of birds including chickens and other poultry. (Wiktionary)