Definitions for pheasantˈfɛz ənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of numerous large, typically long-tailed gallinaceous birds of the family Phasianidae, principally of Asia, though introduced in other parts of the world.
Southern U.S. the ruffed grouse.
Origin of pheasant:
1250–1300; ME fesaunt < AF; OF fesan < L phāsiānus < Gk phāsiānós (órnis) (bird) of the Phasis, river in Colchis
large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
flesh of a pheasant; usually braised
A bird of family Phasianidae, often hunted for food.
Origin: From fesant, from fesan, from phasianus, from φασιανός ("bird of the river Φᾶσις" from where, it was supposed, the bird spread to the west).
any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous birds of the genus Phasianus, and many other genera of the family Phasianidae, found chiefly in Asia
the ruffed grouse
Pheasants refer to several genera within the subfamily Phasianinae, of the family Phasianidae in the order Galliformes. Pheasants are characterised by strong sexual dimorphism, males being highly ornate with bright colours and adornments such as wattles and long tails. Males are usually larger than females and have longer tails. Males play no part in rearing the young. Pheasants typically eat seeds and some insects. The best-known is the Common Pheasant, which is widespread throughout the world in introduced feral populations and in farm operations. Various other pheasant species are popular in aviaries, such as the Golden Pheasant.
Translations for pheasant
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of long-tailed bird, the male of which has brightly-coloured feathers and certain types of which are often shot for sport
a brace of pheasant(s); two pheasants.
- ثُدْرُج: ديك بَرّيArabic
- faisãoPortuguese (BR)
- der FasanGerman
- kuang bayasMalay
- سارايى چرګ، دښتى چرګPashto
- 雉雞Chinese (Trad.)
- chim trĩVietnamese
- 雉，野鸡Chinese (Simp.)
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