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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: fesaunt, from Latin, from Greek phasianos, from Phasis ancient river in Asia

pheasant

noun
     
pheasant
pheas‧ant [uncountable and countable]
HBA a large bird with a long tail, often shot for food, or the meat of this bird
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