Definition of alectryomancy in US English:

alectryomancy

noun

  • Divination using a cock, typically by interpreting patterns in its pecking at grains of corn.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Phillips (b. 1630), writer and biographer. From post-classical Latin alectryomantia from ancient Greek ἀλεκτρυών cock + post-classical Latin -mantia.

Pronunciation

alectryomancy

/əˈlɛktrɪəˌmansi/