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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Phasianidæ and subfamily Phasianinæ, formerly nearly conterminous with the family, now restricted to such forms as Phasianus colchicus, the common pheasant, long domesticated in Europe.

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  • n. type genus of the Phasianidae: the typical pheasants

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