Phasianidae

plural noun

Pha·​si·​an·​i·​dae
-ˈanəˌdē
: a large family of gallinaceous birds including the Asiatic pheasants, domestic fowls, jungle fowls, argus pheasants, Old World partridges, often also the turkeys and guinea fowls, and sometimes the grouse see coturnix

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Phasianus, type genus + -idae

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“Phasianidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phasianidae. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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