plural noun
Pha·​si·​an·​i·​dae | \-ˈanəˌdē\

Definition of Phasianidae 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Phasianidae

New Latin Phasianus, type genus + -idae

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