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Golden pheasant   /gˈoʊldən fˈɛzənt/   Listen
Golden pheasant

Brightly colored crested pheasant of mountains of western and central Asia.  Synonym: Chrysolophus pictus.

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"Golden pheasant" Quotes from Famous Books

... fright," she smiled, as she went on speaking. "Goodness me! I saw in the black shade, at the back of the boulders on that hill, some one squatting, and was about to scream, when it turned out to be nothing else than that big golden pheasant. As soon as it caught sight of a human being, it flew away. But it was only when it reached a moonlit place that I at last found out what it was. Had I been so heedless as to scream, I would have been the means of getting people out of ...
— Hung Lou Meng, Book II • Cao Xueqin

Words linked to "Golden pheasant" :   Chrysolophus, pheasant, genus Chrysolophus

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