Lady Amherst's pheasant

noun

Lady Am·​herst's pheasant
-ˈam(ˌ)ərs(t)s-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

after Sarah E. Lady Amherst †1876 British amateur naturalist

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lady Amherst's pheasant was in 1844

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“Lady Amherst's pheasant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lady%20Amherst%27s%20pheasant. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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