Definitions

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  • adj. In general, of, or pertaining to, any large or small, semiflightless, gallinaceous game birds, such as pheasants, quails, peafowl, junglefowl, and guinea fowl.
  • adj. Specifically, belonging to the zoologic family Phasianidae, or associated with species falling under that taxonomic hierarchy.
  • n. Any large or small, semiflightless, gallinaceous game birds, such as pheasants, quails, peafowl, junglefowl, and guinea fowl.

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  • n. a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae

Etymologies

New Latin phasianida from Latin phasianus "pheasant". (Wiktionary)

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