Phasianidae

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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“Phasianidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phasianidae. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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