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ring–necked pheasant

noun

Definition of ring–necked pheasant

  1. :  a Eurasian pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) that has been widely introduced as a game bird in North America and in which the males have a white neck ring and an iridescent green and purplish head with red wattles around the eyes



Illustration of ring–necked pheasant

1834

First Known Use of ring–necked pheasant

1834


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