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Pheasant

So called from Phasis, a stream of the Black Sea.

“There was formerly at the fort of Poti a preserve of pheasants, which birds derive their European name from the river Phasis (the present Rion).” —Lieut-General Monteith.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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