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Definition of pheasant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(pl. pheasants or pheasant) [countable, uncountable]
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a large bird with a long tail, the male of which is brightly colored. People sometimes shoot pheasants for sport or food. Meat from this bird is also called pheasant to hunt pheasant roast pheasant
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pheasant