phasianus definition

  • noun:
    • the conventional genus regarding the family Phasianidæ and subfamily Phasianinæ, formerly nearly conterminous aided by the family members, now limited to such forms as Phasianus colchicus, the common pheasant, long domesticated in European countries.
    • type genus associated with Phasianidae: the standard pheasants

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