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PHEASANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pheasant mean? 

PHEASANT (noun)
  The noun PHEASANT has 2 senses:

1. large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
2. flesh of a pheasant; usually braised

  Familiarity information: PHEASANT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PHEASANT (noun)


Sense 1pheasant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

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

phasianid (a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae)

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

Phasianus colchicus; ring-necked pheasant (common pheasant having bright plumage and a white neck ring)

afropavo; Afropavo congensis; Congo peafowl (both sexes are brightly colored)

argus; argus pheasant (large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant)

Chrysolophus pictus; golden pheasant (brightly colored crested pheasant of mountains of western and central Asia)

monal; monaul (brilliantly colored pheasant of southern Asia)

bird of Juno; peafowl (very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often raised as an ornamental bird)

tragopan (brilliantly colored Asian pheasant having wattles and two fleshy processes on the head)

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

genus Phasianus; Phasianus (type genus of the Phasianidae: the typical pheasants)


Sense 2pheasant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flesh of a pheasant; usually braised

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

wildfowl (flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food)

Domain category:

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

Holonyms ("pheasant" is a part of...):

Phasianus colchicus; ring-necked pheasant (common pheasant having bright plumage and a white neck ring)


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