- noun a table bird, found wild in savanna regions of Africa. They are now raised for their meat which has a delicate flavour similar to that of game birds.
- A recently domesticated game bird, Numida meleagris, related to the pheasant, between 1 and 2 kg in weight with white spotted grey plumage and rather dry flesh. Cooked as chicken or pheasant but barded or larded.
- noun a small black bird with white spots, raised for its meat which has a delicate flavour similar to that of game birds