ring-necked pheasant
noun Date: 1834 a Eurasian pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) that has been widely introduced as a game bird in North America and in which the males have a white neck ring and an iridescent green and purplish head with red wattles around the eyes

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  • ring-necked 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

  • ring-necked pheasant — n. an Asian game fowl (Phasianus colchicus) with a whitish collar around the neck in the male, now widely introduced and bred in North America, Europe, etc …   English World dictionary

  • ring-necked pheasant — noun common pheasant having bright plumage and a white neck ring • Syn: ↑Phasianus colchicus • Hypernyms: ↑pheasant • Member Holonyms: ↑Phasianus, ↑genus Phasianus • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ring-necked pheasant — medžiojamasis fazanas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Phasianus colchicus angl. ring necked pheasant vok. Fasan, m rus. кавказский фазан, m; обыкновенный фазан, m pranc. faisan de Colchide, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ring-necked pheasant — ring′ necked pheas′ant n. orn an Asian pheasant, Phasianus colchicus, the male of which has a white band around the neck: widely introduced as a game bird in North America and other parts of the world • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • ring-necked pheasant — /ˌrɪŋ nɛkt ˈfɛzənt/ (say .ring nekt fezuhnt) noun See pheasant (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • ring-necked pheasant — a gallinaceous Asian bird, Phasianus colchicus, having a white band around its neck, introduced into Great Britain, North America, and the Hawaiian Islands. See illus. under pheasant. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pheasant coucal — 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 cuckoo — 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

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