from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pheasantlike bird of rich plumage and graceful form and movement, fabled to appear in the land on the accession of a sage to the throne, or when right principles are about to prevail. It is often represented on porcelains and other works of art.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See fung-hwang. In Chinese art it is used as the emblem of the empress.
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