Gallinaceous - #492

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Jan 24 2019 12

Today’s word of the day is gallinaceous. It’s spelled G-A-L-L-I-N-A-C-E-O-U-S. Gallinaceous is an adjective that means related to or resembling turkeys, chicken or other domestic fowl.

The Latin word gallina (guh LEE nah) refers to a hen, but gallinaceous may refer to any poultry. The word can be a fun way to describe a person unfortunate enough to resemble a turkey or chicken. For example: That sweater gives Fred a gallinaceous look. Maybe its the low opening that exaggerates the length of his neck.

Once again, the spelling of gallinaceous is G-A-L-L-I-N-A-C-E-O-U-S.