pheasant's-eye Adonis
Pheasant Pheas"ant, n. [OE. fesant, fesaunt, OF. faisant, faisan, F. faisan, L. phasianus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the Phasian bird, pheasant, fr. ? a river in Colchis or Pontus.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous birds of the genus {Phasianus}, and many other genera of the family {Phasianid[ae]}, found chiefly in Asia. [1913 Webster]

Note: The

{common pheasant}, or {English pheasant} ({Phasianus Colchicus}) is now found over most of temperate Europe, but was introduced from Asia. The

{ring-necked pheasant} ({Phasianus torquatus}) and the

{green pheasant} ({Phasianus versicolor}) have been introduced into Oregon. The

{golden pheasant} ({Thaumalea picta}) is one of the most beautiful species. The

{silver pheasant} ({Euplocamus nychthemerus}) of China, and several related species from Southern Asia, are very beautiful. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The ruffed grouse. [Southern U.S.] [1913 Webster]

Note: Various other birds are locally called pheasants, as the lyre bird, the leipoa, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Fireback pheasant}. See {Fireback}.

{Gold pheasant}, or {Golden pheasant} (Zo["o]l.), a Chinese pheasant ({Thaumalea picta}), having rich, varied colors. The crest is amber-colored, the rump is golden yellow, and the under parts are scarlet.

{Mountain pheasant} (Zo["o]l.), the ruffed grouse. [Local, U.S.]

{Pheasant coucal} (Zo["o]l.), a large Australian cuckoo ({Centropus phasianus}). The general color is black, with chestnut wings and brown tail. Called also {pheasant cuckoo}. The name is also applied to other allied species.

{Pheasant duck}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The pintail. (b) The hooded merganser.

{Pheasant parrot} (Zo["o]l.), a large and beautiful Australian parrakeet ({Platycercus Adelaidensis}). The male has the back black, the feathers margined with yellowish blue and scarlet, the quills deep blue, the wing coverts and cheeks light blue, the crown, sides of the neck, breast, and middle of the belly scarlet.

{Pheasant's eye}. (Bot.) (a) A red-flowered herb ({Adonis autumnalis}) of the Crowfoot family; -- called also {pheasant's-eye Adonis}. (b) The garden pink ({Dianthus plumarius}); -- called also {Pheasant's-eye pink}.

{Pheasant shell} (Zo["o]l.), any marine univalve shell of the genus {Phasianella}, of which numerous species are found in tropical seas. The shell is smooth and usually richly colored, the colors often forming blotches like those of a pheasant.

{Pheasant wood}. (Bot.) Same as {Partridge wood} (a), under {Partridge}.

{Sea pheasant} (Zo["o]l.), the pintail.

{Water pheasant}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The sheldrake. (b) The hooded merganser. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pheasant's eye — Pheasant Pheas ant, n. [OE. fesant, fesaunt, OF. faisant, faisan, F. faisan, L. phasianus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the Phasian bird, pheasant, fr. ? a river in Colchis or Pontus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous birds of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pheasant's-eye pink — Pheasant Pheas ant, n. [OE. fesant, fesaunt, OF. faisant, faisan, F. faisan, L. phasianus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the Phasian bird, pheasant, fr. ? a river in Colchis or Pontus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous birds of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pheasant’s eye — adonis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių (Ranunculaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Adonis). atitikmenys: lot. Adonis angl. adonis; flos adonis; pheasant’s eye vok. Adonisröschen; Teufelsauge rus. адонис; горицвет; желтоцвет lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • pheasant's-eye — noun Eurasian herb cultivated for its deep red flowers with dark centers • Syn: ↑Adonis annua • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Adonis, ↑genus Adonis * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • pheasant's-eye — pavasarinis adonis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Adonis vernalis), paplitęs vakarų Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Adonis vernalis angl. yellow pheasant’s eye;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pheasant's-eye — vienametis adonis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Adonis annua), paplitęs pietų Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Adonis annua angl. pheasant s eye… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pheasant's-eye — ▪ plant       (species Adonis annua), annual herbaceous plant of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) native to Eurasia and grown in garden borders and for cut flowers. It is 20 to 40 cm (8 to 16 inches) tall and is noted for its small, red… …   Universalium

  • pheasant's eye — noun A flowering plant of the genus Adonis native to Europe and Asia …   Wiktionary

  • pheasant's eye — noun a plant of the buttercup family which has scarlet flowers with dark centres. [Adonis annua.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • pheasant's eye — /ˈfɛzənts aɪ/ (say fezuhnts uy) noun 1. an annual herb with bright red flowers, Adonis annua, native to southern Europe and south western Asia but sometimes found as a weed elsewhere. 2. a subspecies of a variable bulbous plant, Narcissus… …   Australian English dictionary

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