Crossword clues for pheasant
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ruffed \Ruffed\, a. Furnished with a ruff.
Ruffed grouse (Zo["o]l.), a North American grouse ( Bonasa umbellus) common in the wooded districts of the Northern United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black feathers on each side of the neck, and is noted for the loud drumming sound he makes during the breeding season. Called also tippet grouse, partridge, birch partridge, pheasant, drummer, and white-flesher.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c. (mid-12c. as a surname), from Anglo-French fesaunt, Old French faisan (13c.) "pheasant," from Latin phasianus, from Greek phasianos "a pheasant," literally "Phasian bird," from Phasis, river flowing into the Black Sea in Colchis, where the birds were said to have been numerous. The ph- was restored in English late 14c. (see ph). The excrescent -t is due to confusion with -ant suffix of nouns formed from present participle of verbs in first Latin conjugation (peasant, tyrant, etc.).
n. A bird of family ''Phasianidae'', often hunted for food.
n. large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
flesh of a pheasant; usually braised
Pheasants are birds of several genera within the subfamilyPhasianinae, of the family Phasianidae in the order Galliformes. The family's native range is restricted to Asia.
Pheasants are characterised by strong sexual dimorphism, males being highly decorated with bright colors and adornments such as wattles and long tails. Males are usually larger than females and have longer tails. Males play a part in rearing the young. Pheasants typically eat seeds and some insects.
The best-known is the common pheasant, which is widespread throughout the world in introduced feral populations and in farm operations. Various other pheasant species are popular in aviaries, such as the golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus).
Pheasant can refer to
- Common pheasant (a.k.a. ring-necked pheasant) (Phasianus colchicus) a species of large bird
- Pheasant, Asian wild birds in the family Phasianidae which includes the common pheasant and more than 30 related species
Usage examples of "pheasant".
The pheasant, partridge too, I believe, has the habit of feeding on mountain laurel which produces high levels of the poison andromedotoxin in its flesh.
He had never accepted the theory of andromedotoxin poisoning that Grace had put forward and was even less happy with the idea of a fatal dose of arsenic delivered through the medium of the unfortunate pheasant and, what was more, he knew Grace could never have subscribed to these theories either.
The guy stocked the place with chukars and pheasants years ago, trying to get the hunters to come out.
Gerard had come to the entrees-- Londonderry pheasants, escallops of duck, and rissolettes a la pompadour.
And duck shops hung row upon row, over their ceilings and in their doors, the brown baked ducks that had been turnd slowly on a spit before coals and the white salted ducks and the strings of duck giblets, and so with the shops that sold geese and pheasant and every kind of fowl.
The selection of wildfowl was especially cosmopolitan, including bittern, shoveler, pewit, godwit, quail, dotterl, heronsew, crane, snipe, plover, redshank, pheasant, grouse, and curlew.
With it she had shot snipe in the Okavango Delta, sand grouse in the Karoo, duck and geese on the great Zambezi, grouse on the highland moors, and pheasant, woodcock and partridge on some of the great English estates to which she and the ambassador had been invited.
Ketterer was in evening uniform, breeches, white silk stockings and silver-buckled shoes, more florid than usual having enjoyed a mulligatawny soup, barbecued fish, a double helping of the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding with potatoes roasted in the dripping and vegetables imported from California, chicken and pheasant pie, a few fried pork sausages, followed by Californian dried apple pie with a lavish portion of the now famous Noble House cream, and to top everything off, a Welsh rarebit savory.
Leaving her on the marble bench, with its carvings of pheasants and peafowl and flowers that had not blossomed here in ten summers, Ingold bundled the horrible kill into one of the hempen sacks he habitually carried, and hung the thing from the branch of a sycamore dying at the edge of the slunch, wreathed in such spells as would keep rats and carrion feeders at bay until they could collect it on their outward journey.
He was called Poachy not because he had a talent for snaring rabbits or taking pheasants, but because it was the nearest he ever got to pronouncing his own name, which was Percy.
He ate all the pheasant and three bowls of rice and slurped his saké, which was also good manners.
Saw the deer start from the thicket, Saw the rabbit in his burrow, Heard the pheasant, Bena, drumming, Heard the squirrel, Adjidaumo, Rattling in his hoard of acorns, Saw the pigeon, the Omeme, Building nests among the pinetrees, And in flocks the wild-goose, Wawa, Flying to the fen-lands northward, Whirring, wailing far above him.
As the great poet wrote: Whenas in silks my pheasant goes, then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows the liquifaction of her clothes.
The bird was in yarak keen to hunt and she raked away from the princess to climb above the two pheasants.
French fashion, a salad of watercress and violets, a rabbit stewed in herbs, a roast pheasant with artichoke dressing, boiled lupins, a gammon of bacon in pastry, a Turkish dish of meat, buttered peasecods, French bread and sourdough barley bread, a Rhine wine, Italian cream, a parmesan savory and figs.