golden pheasant
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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  • Golden pheasant — 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

  • Golden pheasant — Golden Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • golden pheasant — n. a pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) originally of China and Tibet, with brightly colored feathers and an orange crest …   English World dictionary

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  • golden pheasant — noun brightly colored crested pheasant of mountains of western and central Asia • Syn: ↑Chrysolophus pictus • Hypernyms: ↑pheasant • Member Holonyms: ↑Chrysolophus, ↑genus Chrysolophus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Golden pheasant — Gold Gold (g[=o]ld), n. [AS. gold; akin to D. goud, OS. & G. gold, Icel. gull, Sw. & Dan. guld, Goth. gul[thorn], Russ. & OSlav. zlato; prob. akin to E. yellow. [root]49, 234. See {Yellow}, and cf. {Gild}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • golden pheasant — auksinis fazanas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Chrysolophus pictus angl. golden pheasant vok. Goldfasan, m rus. золотой фазан, m pranc. faisan doré, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – puošnieji fazanai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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  • golden pheasant — an Asiatic pheasant, Chrysolophus pictus, having brilliant scarlet, orange, gold, green, and black plumage. * * * …   Universalium

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