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 Dictionary entry overview: What does phasianid mean? 

  The noun PHASIANID has 1 sense:

1. a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae

  Familiarity information: PHASIANID used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae

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Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("phasianid" is a kind of...):

game bird (any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "phasianid"):

pheasant (large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere)

quail (small gallinaceous game birds)

partridge (small Old World gallinaceous game birds)

Holonyms ("phasianid" is a member of...):

family Phasianidae; Phasianidae (pheasants; quails; partridges)

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