ring-necked pheasant

noun

Definition of ring-necked pheasant 

: a Eurasian pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) that has been widely introduced as a game bird in North America and in which the males have a white neck ring and an iridescent green and purplish head with red wattles around the eyes

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First Known Use of ring-necked pheasant

1820, in the meaning defined above

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