Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
an Asian game fowl (Phasianus colchicus) with a whitish collar around the neck in the male, now widely introduced and bred in North America, Europe, etc.
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A widely distributed bird (Phasianus colchicus) native to the Old World, the male of which has a long pointed tail, brightly colored plumage, and a white ring around the neck.