Definitions

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  • adj. Of or resembling a pheasant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Phasianinæ.

Etymologies

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See Phasianinae.

Examples

  • OW 1868-1885 OW larine gull OW tringine sandpiper OW meleagrine turkey W trochilidine humming - milvine kite 1727-1842 bird 1885 OW OW trochiline humming - nestorine kea, kaka W bird W phasianine pheasant turdine thrush 1890 1868

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