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pheas·ant

 (fĕz′ənt)
n. pl. pheas·ants or pheasant
1. Any of various game birds of the family Phasianidae, characteristically having a long tail, especially the ring-necked pheasant. The males of many species have brilliantly colored plumage.
2. Any of several other birds that resemble a pheasant, such as a partridge.

[Middle English fesaunt, from Old French fesan, from Latin phāsiānus, from Greek phāsiānos (ornīs), (bird) of the Phasis River, pheasant, from Phāsis, the ancient name for the Rioni River in the Republic of Georgia.]

pheasant

(ˈfɛzənt)
n
1. (Animals) any of various long-tailed gallinaceous birds of the family Phasianidae, esp Phasianus colchicus (ring-necked pheasant), having a brightly-coloured plumage in the male: native to Asia but introduced elsewhere
2. (Animals) any of various other gallinaceous birds of the family Phasianidae, including the quails and partridges
3. (Animals) US and Canadian any of several other gallinaceous birds, esp the ruffed grouse
[C13: from Old French fesan, from Latin phāsiānus, from Greek phasianos ornis Phasian bird, named after the River Phasis, in Colchis]

pheas•ant

(ˈfɛz ənt)

n.
1. any of numerous large, typically long-tailed gallinaceous birds of the family Phasianidae, principally of Asia, though introduced in other parts of the world.
2. Southern U.S. the ruffed grouse.
[1250–1300; Middle English fesaunt < Anglo-French; Old French fesan < Latin phāsiānus < Greek phāsiānós (órnis) (bird) of the Phasis, river in Colchis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pheasant - large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewherepheasant - large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
phasianid - a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae
genus Phasianus, Phasianus - type genus of the Phasianidae: the typical pheasants
Phasianus colchicus, ring-necked pheasant - common pheasant having bright plumage and a white neck ring
afropavo, Afropavo congensis, Congo peafowl - both sexes are brightly colored
argus pheasant, argus - large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant
Chrysolophus pictus, golden pheasant - brightly colored crested pheasant of mountains of western and central Asia
monal, monaul - brilliantly colored pheasant of southern Asia
bird of Juno, peafowl - very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often raised as an ornamental bird
tragopan - brilliantly colored Asian pheasant having wattles and two fleshy processes on the head
2.pheasant - flesh of a pheasant; usually braised
Phasianus colchicus, ring-necked pheasant - common pheasant having bright plumage and a white neck ring
game bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
wildfowl - flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food

pheasant

noun
Related words
collective nouns nye, nide
Translations
تَدَرُجٌثُدْرُج: ديك بَرّيوَجْبَة ثُدْرُج
bažant
fasan
fasaani
fazan
fácán
fashani
キジ
phasianus
fazanas
fazāna gaļafazāns
fazan
bažant
fasan
ไก่ฟ้า
sülünsülün eti
фазан
chim trĩ

pheasant

[ˈfeznt] Nfaisán m

pheasant

[ˈfɛzənt] nfaisan m

pheasant

nFasan m

pheasant

[ˈfɛznt] nfagiano

pheasant

(ˈfeznt) plurals ˈpheasants ~ˈpheasant noun
1. 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.
2. (the flesh of) the bird as food. We had roast pheasant for dinner.

pheasant

تَدَرُجٌ bažant fasan Fasan φασιανός faisán fasaani faisan fazan fagiano キジ fazant fasan bażant faisão фазан fasan ไก่ฟ้า sülün chim trĩ 野鸡
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He's exactly like the son of the fortune-teller that stole my tame pheasant.
And on the trunk of the tree he leaned against, a brown squirrel was clinging and watching him, and from behind a bush nearby a cock pheasant was delicately stretching his neck to peep out, and quite near him were two rabbits sitting up and sniffing with tremulous noses--and actually it appeared as if they were all drawing near to watch him and listen to the strange low little call his pipe seemed to make.
A great copper-breasted pheasant came beating through the boughs overhead.
And he had failed to catch a hen pheasant on her nest; and it had contained only five eggs, two of them addled.
The venison pasty soon disappeared, and the roast pheasant flew at as lively a rate as ever the bird itself had sped.
Friend Conseil," said Ned, gravely, "the parrot is like pheasant to those who have nothing else.
The supper consisted of a roast pheasant garnished with Corsican blackbirds; a boar's ham with jelly, a quarter of a kid with tartar sauce, a glorious turbot, and a gigantic lobster.
Now the successor of Pere Marteau had promised him a pate of pheasant instead of a pate of fowl, and Chambertin wine instead of Macon.
On a small dead branch of the pine, which, at the distance of seventy feet from the ground, shot out horizontally, immediately beneath the living members of the tree, sat a bird, that in the vulgar language of the country was indiscriminately called a pheasant or a partridge.
The Arickaras are divided into several bands, each bearing the name of some animal or bird, as the buffalo, the bear, the dog, the pheasant.
A cock pheasant scuttered through the dry leaves and exploded almost under their feet.
He followed the Himalaya-Thibet road, the little ten-foot track that is blasted out of solid rock, or strutted out on timbers over gulfs a thousand feet deep; that dips into warm, wet, shut-in valleys, and climbs out across bare, grassy hill-shoulders where the sun strikes like a burning-glass; or turns through dripping, dark forests where the tree-ferns dress the trunks from head to heel, and the pheasant calls to his mate.