Impeyan pheasant
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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  • impeyan pheasant — ˈimpēən noun Etymology: Sir Elijah Impey died 1809 English jurist, and Lady Impey died 1818 his wife, who introduced the bird into England + English an : a monal (Lophophorus impejanus) ranging from Afghanistan to Assam …   Useful english dictionary

  • pheasant — /fez euhnt/, n. 1. any of numerous large, usually long tailed, Old World gallinaceous birds of the family Phasianidae, widely introduced. 2. any of various other birds that resemble or suggest a pheasant. 3. Southern U.S. the ruffed grouse. [1250 …   Universalium

  • pheasant — (Roget s IV) n. Types of pheasants include: Reeves, silver, golden, Lady Amherst s, peacock, Chinese ring necked, argus, Great crested argus, kallege, Mongolian, tragopan, Indian horned, monal, Impeyan; see also bird 1 , fowl …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Monal — Mo*nal , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any Asiatic pheasant of the genus {Lophophorus}, as the Impeyan pheasant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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