silver pheasant

noun

Definition of silver pheasant

1 a :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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