Elliot's pheasant


El·​liot's pheasant
: a large brilliantly colored barred pheasant (Syrmaticus ellioti) native to southeastern China where it is highly regarded as a game bird and extensively bred elsewhere as an ornamental

Word History


probably after Daniel G. Elliot †1915 American zoologist

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“Elliot's pheasant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elliot%27s%20pheasant. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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