jungle fowl

or jun·gle·fowl

[ juhng-guhl foul ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋ gəl ˌfaʊl /

noun

any of several gallinaceous birds of the genus Gallus, found in India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia: G. gallus(red jungle fowl ) is believed to be the primary ancestor of the domestic chicken.

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Origin of jungle fowl

First recorded in 1815–25
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jungle fowl

noun

any small gallinaceous bird of the genus Gallus, of S and SE Asia, the males of which have an arched tail and a combed and wattled head: family Phasianidae (pheasants). G. gallus (red jungle fowl) is thought to be the ancestor of the domestic fowl
Australian any of several megapodes, esp Megapodius freycinet
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