Chrysolophus

noun
Chry·​sol·​o·​phus | \ krə̇ˈsäləfəs \

Definition of Chrysolophus

: the genus consisting of the golden pheasant and Lady Amherst's pheasant

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History and Etymology for Chrysolophus

New Latin, from Greek chrysolophos golden crested, from chrys- + lophos nape, crest

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“Chrysolophus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chrysolophus. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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