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(Zoology) a flock of pheasants. Also called: nide or eye
[C15: from Old French ni, from Latin nīdus nest]
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Edgar Wilson ( “Bill Nye” ), 1850–96, U.S. humorist.
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Eye, Nye

 a brood of pheasants.


 a brood of pheasants—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486. See also eye.
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