monaul
Impeyan pheasant Im"pey*an pheas"ant ([i^]m"p[i^]*an f[e^]z"ant). [From Lady Impey, who attempted to naturalize the bird in England.] (Zo["o]l.) An Indian crested pheasant of the genus {Lophophorus}. Several species are known. Called also {monaul}, {monal}. [1913 Webster]

Note: They are remarkable for the bright color and brilliant matallic hues of their plumage. The best known species ({Lophophorus Impeyanus}) has the neck of a brilliant metallic red, changing to golden yellow in certain lights. [1913 Webster]


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  • monaul — (entrée créée par le supplément) (mo nôl) s. m. Voy. lophophore au Supplément …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • monaul — noun brilliantly colored pheasant of southern Asia • Syn: ↑monal • Hypernyms: ↑pheasant • Member Holonyms: ↑Lophophorus, ↑genus Lophophorus …   Useful english dictionary

  • monal — noun brilliantly colored pheasant of southern Asia • Syn: ↑monaul • Hypernyms: ↑pheasant • Member Holonyms: ↑Lophophorus, ↑genus Lophophorus * * * monal variant of monaul …   Useful english dictionary

  • mo|nal — «muh NOL», noun. = monaul. (Cf. ↑monaul) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Impeyan pheasant — Im pey*an pheas ant ([i^]m p[i^]*an f[e^]z ant). [From Lady Impey, who attempted to naturalize the bird in England.] (Zo[ o]l.) An Indian crested pheasant of the genus {Lophophorus}. Several species are known. Called also {monaul}, {monal}. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lophophorus Impeyanus — Impeyan pheasant Im pey*an pheas ant ([i^]m p[i^]*an f[e^]z ant). [From Lady Impey, who attempted to naturalize the bird in England.] (Zo[ o]l.) An Indian crested pheasant of the genus {Lophophorus}. Several species are known. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monal — Impeyan pheasant Im pey*an pheas ant ([i^]m p[i^]*an f[e^]z ant). [From Lady Impey, who attempted to naturalize the bird in England.] (Zo[ o]l.) An Indian crested pheasant of the genus {Lophophorus}. Several species are known. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fasanen — Fasānen, Unterfamilie der Fasanvögel, mit langem Schwanz, Gefieder ohne Augenflecke, Kopf mit nackten Stellen, aber ohne Fleischauswüchse (Kämme etc.). Edel F. (Phasiānus), mit dem gemeinen F. (P. colchĭcus L.), Kopf und Hals grünblau, sonst… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lophophore — (entrée créée par le supplément) (lo fo fo r ) s. m. Genre d oiseaux de l ordre des gallinacés, famille des phasianidés. •   Le lophophore, lophophorus refulgens, Temminck, oiseau de l Indo Chine dit aussi monaul ; il est orné d un plumage varié …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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