pheasant

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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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pheasant ‎(plural pheasants)

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

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