gallinacean

[ gal-uh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌgæl əˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

a gallinaceous bird.

Nearby words

  1. gallicism,
  2. gallicize,
  3. gallienus,
  4. galligaskins,
  5. gallimaufry,
  6. gallinaceous,
  7. gallinas,
  8. gallinas point,
  9. galling,
  10. gallingly

Origin of gallinacean

1835–45; < New Latin Gallinace(ae) name of a group (feminine plural of Latin gallīnāceus (adj.) gallinaceous) + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for gallinacean

gallinacean

/ (ˌɡælɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

any gallinaceous bird
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