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From Middle Dutch faisant, rare form of fasaen, from Old French fesant, from Latin phāsiānus, from Ancient Greek φᾱσιανός (phāsianós).


  • IPA(key): /faːˈzɑnt/
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  • Hyphenation: fa‧zant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt


fazant m (plural fazanten, diminutive fazantje n)

  1. pheasant, bird of the family Phasianidae
    De adel heeft altijd van fazanten genoten: fazant is een favoriete prooi op jacht, in de keuken worden fazanten bereid als prachtig pluimwild of verwerkt in pastei, terwijl fazantenveren dames en heren tooien.
    The aristocracy always enjoyed pheasants: the pheasant is a favorite hunting prey, in the kitchen pheasants are prepared as splendid fowl or used in pie, while pheasant feathers decorate ladies and gentleman.
  2. The common pheasant, Phasianus colchicus.
    Synonym: gewone fazant

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  • Afrikaans: fisant