tragopan(redirected from Horned pheasant)
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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.
(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]
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]