from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several Asian pheasants of the genus Tragopan, the male of which has brilliant plumage, a brightly colored wattle, and two hornlike appendages on the head that inflate during courtship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pheasant of the genus Tragopan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of Asiatic pheasants of the genus Ceriornis. They are brilliantly colored with a variety of tints, the back and breast are usually covered with white or buff ocelli, and the head is ornamented with two bright-colored, fleshy wattles. The crimson tragopan, or horned pheasant (Ceriornis satyra), of India is one of the best-known species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pheasant of the genus Ceriornis, so called from the erectile fleshy horns on the head, suggestive of a faun or satyr; a horned pheasant. They are also called satyrs. One of the best-known is the crimson tragopan, C. satyra.
- n. [capitalized] Same as Ceriornis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. brilliantly colored Asian pheasant having wattles and two fleshy processes on the head
Latin tragopān, fabulous bird, from Greek : tragos, goat + Pan, Pān; see Pan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)