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Meaning of pheasant

pheas•ant

Pronunciation: (fez'unt), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous large, usually long-tailed, Old World gallinaceous birds of the family Phasianidae, widely introduced.
  2. any of various other birds that resemble or suggest a pheasant.
  3. the ruffed grouse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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