Definition of Domestic fowl
1. Noun. A domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl.
Generic synonyms: Gallinacean, Gallinaceous Bird
Specialized synonyms: Dorking, Plymouth Rock, Cornish, Cornish Fowl, Rock Cornish, Game Fowl, Cochin, Cochin China, Chicken, Gallus Gallus, Bantam, Meleagris Gallopavo, Turkey, Guinea, Guinea Fowl, Numida Meleagris
Group relationships: Gallus, Genus Gallus
Terms within: Saddle, Poultry
Derivative terms: Fowl, Fowl
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Literary usage of Domestic fowl
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1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1851)
"domestic fowl; their Natural History, Breeding, Rearing, and General Management. ... Ornamental, Aquatic, and domestic fowl, and Game Birds; ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"(1) Studies on the Physiology of Reproduction in the domestic fowl. VII, Data Regarding the Brooding Instinct in its Relation to Egg Production. (Jour. ..."
3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"STUDIES ON THE PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION IN THE domestic fowl. ... Among the eggs of the domestic fowl an egg which contains another egg is quite rare, ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"584 Swan 585 Turkey 586 Origin of the domestic fowl. Callus spp. ... The domestic fowl belongs to the group of scratching birds that includes also the ..."
5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1917)
"THE SEX RATIO IN THE domestic fowl.1 BY RAYMOND PEARL. (Read April 13, 1917.) I. INTRODUCTION. One of the most notable biological discoveries of recent ..."
6. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"•regard the domestic fowl as unclean, and in districts inhabited by them not a single fowl is to be ..."