Elliot's pheasant

El·​liot's pheasant | \ ˈelēəts-, -lyəts- \

Definition of Elliot'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

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History and Etymology for Elliot's pheasant

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 8 Aug. 2020.

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