eared pheasant

noun

Definition of eared pheasant

: any of several pheasants (genus Crossoptilon) having a tuft of bright feathers projecting from each side of the head and being native to eastern and central Asia but now often bred as ornamentals

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First Known Use of eared pheasant

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Eared pheasant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eared%20pheasant. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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