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gallīnācĕus (-acius , Bücheler, Rhein. Mus. 20, 441; Wagner ad Plaut. Aul. 462), a, um, adj. gallina, 1. gallus,
I.of or belonging to domestic fowls or poultry: “gallus,a poultry-cock, dunghill-cock, Plaut. Aul. 3, 4, 7; Lucil. ap. Non. 427, 26; Cic. Div. 1, 34, 74; 2, 26, 56; id. Mur. 29, 61; for which also absol.: gallīnācĕus , i, m., Plin. 37, 10, 54, § 144: “gallinacei mares salacissimi,Col. 8, 2, 9; cf. “salacitas,of cocks, id. 8, 11, 5: “pulli,Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 69; id. Curc. 3, 80; Varr. R. R. 3, 9, 10; Col. 8, 11, 13: “genus,id. 8, 5, 10.—Prov.: ut vel lactis gallinacei sperare possis haustum, i. e. something uncommon, Plin. H. N. praef. § 23. —
II. Transf., of plants.
(α). Cunila gallinacea, Gr. κονίλη, a kind of savory, Plaut. Trin. 4, 2, 90; Plin. 20, 16, 62, § 170.—
(β). Pedes gallinacei, chicken-feet, fumitory, Plin. 25, 13, 98, § 155.
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