Fêng-hwang

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fêng-hwang (Chinese Myth) A pheasantlike bird of rich plumage and graceful form and movement, fabled to appear in the land on the accession of a sage to the throne, or when right principles are about to prevail. It is often represented on porcelains and other works of art.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n feng-hwang See fung-hwang. In Chinese art it is used as the emblem of the empress.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chin. feng, + ‘huang,