jungle fowl definition

  • noun:
    • some of several online game birds associated with genus Gallus of southeast Asia, specifically G. gallus, regarded as the ancestor of this typical domestic fowl.
    • alternate spelling of junglefowl.
    • An Australian grallatorial bird (Megapodius tumulus) which is allied into the brush turkey, and, like second, lays its eggs in mounds of veggie matter, where they truly are hatched because of the heat produced by decomposition.
    • A gallinaceous bird of India, Gallus sonnerati, the very first species of the genus proven to naturalists, allowed to be among wild originals regarding the domestic hen, although the Gallus bankivus (see Gallus) resembles the typical hen more nearly.
    • Any megapod of Australian Continent, as Megapodius tumulus.
    • tiny Asiatic wild bird; considered to be ancestral to domestic fowl

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