kalij

noun
variants: or kaleege or less commonly kaleej or kallege \ ˈkalij , ˈkäl-​ , ˈkal-​ , -​(ˌ)lēj \
plural kalijes or kaleeges also kaleejes or kalleges

Definition of kalij

: any of several related crested Indian pheasants (genus Lophura or Gennaeus) that are related to the Chinese silver pheasant

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Nepali & Pahari kālij

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“Kalij.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kalij. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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