Definition of pheasant :
1. Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous birds of the genus Phasianus, and many other genera of the family Phasianidae, found chiefly in Asia.
2. The ruffed grouse.
bird (part of speech: noun)
goose, road runner, snipe, crested jay, stork, penguin, yellowbird, pelican, bluebill, crane, barn owl, condor, turkey, lark, sandpiper, blackbird, partridge, egret, swallow, crow, ibis, duck, bird, mallard, heron, nuthatch, tern, parakeet, grouse, swift, robin, owl, vulture, loon, hummingbird, parrot, wren, thrush, bittern, peregrine, mourning dove, harrier, dove, horned owl, kingfisher, canary, sea gull, woodpecker, gull, peacock, mockingbird, osprey, tit, cormorant, eagle, cuckoo, weaver, ostrich, grosbeak, cockatoo, jackdaw, cardinal, dodo, chickadee, goldfinch, sheldrake, oriole, plover, coot, teal, raven, falcon, hawk, grackle, nightingale, redwing, booby, waxwing, squab, rook, Canada goose, blue jay, myna, starling, bluebird, ringtail, lovebird, swan, puffin, curlew, bald eagle, macaw, emu, cassowary, quetzal, turtledove, flamingo, magpie, pigeon, sparrow, finch, jay, buzzard, bullfinch, spoonbill, songbird, albatross, redbird
- Perhaps there is yet a pheasant in the house, a roast fowl or something of the kind- but the hour, it is true, is late." - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- The best of the shooting is over, the partridges being very wild by now, and it is not a pheasant country, as there are no woods to speak of. - "Dr. Jolliffe's Boys", Lewis Hough.
- It is a waste of time to discuss philosophy with a man who has no mind above fox- hunting, fishing, pheasant- shooting, and dancing. - "At Love's Cost", Charles Garvice.