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Domestic fowl   /dəmˈɛstɪk faʊl/   Listen
Domestic fowl

noun
1.
A domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl.  Synonyms: fowl, poultry.






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"Domestic fowl" Quotes from Famous Books



... between G. Sonneratii, bankiva, and varius, only 12 chickens were reared, and of these only three were the product of hybrids inter se. From these facts, and from the above-mentioned strongly-marked differences in structure between the domestic fowl and G. Sonneratii, we may reject this latter species as the parent of any ...
— The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. • Charles Darwin

... considerable numbers. In regard to the alligator, a singular fraud is committed by the natives of the coast, who collect the alligators' eggs in great numbers, and being in their size and make exactly resembling the eggs of the domestic fowl, they intermix them, and sell them at the markets as the genuine eggs of the fowls; thus many an epicure in that part of the world, who luxuriates over his egg at breakfast, fancying that it has been laid by some ...
— Lander's Travels - The Travels of Richard Lander into the Interior of Africa • Robert Huish



Words linked to "Domestic fowl" :   guinea fowl, bantam, saddle, genus Gallus, Cornish fowl, Meleagris gallopavo, gallinacean, fowl, gallinaceous bird, cochin china, gallus, Numida meleagris, Cornish, chicken, Plymouth Rock, cochin, turkey, Rock Cornish, Dorking, Gallus gallus, game fowl, guinea



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