Origin of gallinaceous
Examples from the Web for gallinaceous
It should be borne in mind that our language does not restrict the term chickens to young birds of the gallinaceous class.Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.|John Timbs
It is certain that between Claudit and the gallinaceous tribe obscure affinities existed.The Surprises of Life|Georges Clemenceau
Partridge, pr′trij, n. a genus of gallinaceous birds preserved for game.
The wings have a general resemblance to those of gallinaceous birds.The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man|Charles Lyell
This family seems to form a connecting link between the pigeons and the gallinaceous birds.Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
British Dictionary definitions for gallinaceous
Word Origin for gallinaceous
Word Origin and History for gallinaceous
"of or resembling domestic fowl," 1783, from Latin gallinaceus, from gallina "hen," from gallus "cock," perhaps a loan-word from a language of Asia Minor.