Lady Amherst's pheasant

noun Lady Am·herst's pheasant \-ˈam(ˌ)ərs(t)s-\

Definition of Lady Amherst's pheasant

  1. :  a pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) native to western China and Tibet and having a green crown, red crest, and black-barred white cape and a white breast and abdomen

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Origin and Etymology of lady amherst's pheasant

after Sarah E. Lady Amherst †1876 British amateur naturalist

First Known Use: 1844

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