pheasant

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English[edit]

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A common pheasant

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fesant, from Old French fesan, from Latin phāsiānus, from Ancient Greek φασιανός (phasianós) ("bird of the river Φᾶσις (Phâsis)") from where, it was supposed, the bird spread to the west.

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Noun[edit]

pheasant (plural pheasants)

  1. A bird of family Phasianidae, often hunted for food.

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