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gallinacean

[ gal-uh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌgæl əˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun
a gallinaceous bird.
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Origin of gallinacean

First recorded in 1835–45; from New Latin Gallinace(ae) name of a group (feminine plural of Latin adjective gallīnāceus) + -an; see origin at gallinaceous,-an
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British Dictionary definitions for gallinacean

gallinacean
/ (ˌɡælɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun
any gallinaceous bird
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