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gallinacean

[gal-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌgæl əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a gallinaceous bird.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin Gallinace(ae) name of a group (feminine plural of Latin gallīnāceus (adj.) gallinaceous) + -an
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gallinacean

/ˌɡælɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
any gallinaceous bird
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