tragopan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tragopan brilliantly colored Asian pheasant having wattles and two fleshy processes on the head
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tragopan (Zoöl) Any one of several species of Asiatic pheasants of the genus Ceriornis. They are brilliantly colored with a variety of tints, the back and breast are usually covered with white or buff ocelli, and the head is ornamented with two bright-colored, fleshy wattles. The crimson tragopan, or horned pheasant (Ceriornis satyra), of India is one of the best-known species.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tragopan A pheasant of the genus Ceriornis, so called from the erectile fleshy horns on the head, suggestive of a faun or satyr; a horned pheasant. They are also called satyrs. One of the best-known is the crimson tragopan, C. satyra.
    • n tragopan [capitalized] Same as Ceriornis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tragopan trag′ō-pan a genus of birds in the pheasant family, represented by five species in India and China, of most brilliant plumage.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. tragopan, a fabulous Ethiopian bird, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

He told me about the Tragopan, and he is positive that the blue wattle becomes gorged with blood, and not air.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Tragopan Pheasant Nepal and India.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
In the highest ranges the snow-cocks, the tragopans, the blood-pheasant, and the glorious monaul or Impeyan pheasant abound.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
BARTLETT, A. D., on the tragopan, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
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