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domestic fowl

noun
1.
a chicken.
2.
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  • The rebchik, or wood-hen, is found throughout Siberia, and is much cheaper in the market than any kind of domestic fowl.

  • Each bird had one egg about the same size as that of a domestic fowl.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • I have the highest regard for this domestic fowl, and I would not for a great deal impose a too arduous task upon her.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
  • Occasionally one may get a wild duck or two and some fearful-looking wild fowls—the progeny of the domestic fowl.

  • How long the domestic fowl had been known to the Jews is extremely uncertain, and we have very little to guide us in our search.

    Bible Animals; J. G. Wood
  • The flesh of game contains abundance of osmazome, a substance which is somewhat deficient in that of the domestic fowl.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual Charles Alexander Cameron
  • They are rather good-looking birds, something like a very 'gamey' domestic fowl, with a fine upstanding tail.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • Not one morsel of it would he eat, however, not even a piece of domestic fowl, which he seemed to look upon as game.

  • Pheasants in England reared under a domestic fowl are as wild as in a state of nature.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • To its introduction into Britain by the Cæsars we owe our acquaintance with the domestic fowl.

    Sheep, Swine, and Poultry Robert Jennings
British Dictionary definitions for domestic fowl

domestic fowl

noun
1.
a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus) and occurring in many varieties Often shortened to fowl
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