from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the order Galliformes, which includes the common domestic fowl as well as the pheasants, turkeys, and grouse.
- adj. Relating to or resembling the domestic fowl.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. related to the genus galina, poultry; notably said of the order Galliformes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling the domestic fowls and pheasants; of or pertaining to the Gallinae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the characters of a bird of the order Gallinæ or Gallinaceæ; rasorial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or resembling a gallinacean
From Latin gallīnāceus, of poultry, from gallīna, hen, feminine of gallus, cock; see gal- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin gallinaceus, from gallina 'hen', itself from gallus 'cock' (Wiktionary)