peacock pheasant

noun

Definition of peacock pheasant

: any of several showy Asiatic pheasants of the genus Polyplectron having in the male two or three spurs on the leg, erectile tail coverts, and brilliantly ocellated plumage

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“Peacock pheasant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peacock%20pheasant. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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