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trag·o·pan

(trăg′ə-păn′)
n.
Any of several Asian pheasants of the genus Tragopan, the male of which has brilliant plumage, a brightly colored wattle, and two hornlike appendages on the head that inflate during courtship.

[New Latin Tragopān, genus name, from Latin tragopān, a fabulous bird of Ethiopia described as larger than an eagle with curved horns like a goat on its temples, from Greek *tragopān : tragos, male goat; see tragic + Pān, Pan; see Pan.]

tragopan

(ˈtræɡəˌpæn)
n
(Animals) any pheasant of the genus Tragopan, of S and SE Asia, having a brilliant plumage and brightly coloured fleshy processes on the head
[C19: via Latin from Greek, from tragos goat + Pan]

trag•o•pan

(ˈtræg əˌpæn)

n.
any of several Asian pheasants of the genus Tragopan, having two fleshy, erectile horns on the head and wattles on the throat.
[1615–25; < New Latin; Latin tragopān fabulous Ethiopian bird < Greek trágopān]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tragopan - brilliantly colored Asian pheasant having wattles and two fleshy processes on the headtragopan - brilliantly colored Asian pheasant having wattles and two fleshy processes on the head
pheasant - large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
genus Tragopan - a genus of Phasianidae