Definition of silver pheasant
1a : a large long-tailed pheasant (Lophura nycthemera or Gennaeus nycthemerus) of southern China that is often reared in Europe and America, has in the male a naked red face, a flowing bluish black crest, white tail, upper parts lightly penciled with black, and bluish black underparts, and is in the female chiefly mottled brownish b : any of various other pheasants of the same genus
2 : any of several of the eared pheasants
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