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gallinaceous (adj) – Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the order Galliformes, which includes poultry, pheasants, and grouse.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The adjective gallinaceous comes straight from the Latin adjective gall?n?ceus, a derivative of gall?na ?hen,? itself a derivative of the noun gallus ?rooster, cock.? Further etymology is uncertain: gallus may come from the Proto-Indo-European root gal- ?to call, cry.? If so, gallus (from unattested galsos) means ?shouter, crier? and is related to Lithuanian galsas ?echo,? Polish g?os ?voice,? and English call (via Old Norse kall). Gallinaceous entered English in the 18th century.