plural noun

: 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


New Latin Phasianus, type genus + -idae

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“Phasianidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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