- n. 野鸡；雉科鸟
- n. (Pheasant)人名；(英)菲桑特
- pheasant:  Etymologically, the pheasant is a bird from the ‘Phasis’. This was a river in the Caucusus, where the pheasant is supposed according to legend to have originated. The Greeks therefore called it phāsiānós, the ‘Phasian bird’, and the word passed into English via Latin phāsiānus and Anglo-Norman fesaunt.
- pheasant (n.)
- late 13c. (mid-12c. as a surname), from Anglo-French fesaunt, Old French faisan (13c.) "pheasant," from Latin phasianus, from Greek phasianos "a pheasant," literally "Phasian bird," from Phasis, river flowing into the Black Sea in Colchis, where the birds were said to have been numerous. The ph- was restored in English late 14c. (see ph). The excrescent -t is due to confusion with -ant suffix of nouns formed from present participle of verbs in first Latin conjugation (peasant, tyrant, etc.).
- 1. The pheasant is a close relative of the Guinea hen.
- 2. A pheasant is a delicacy we seldom can enjoy.
- 3. We had roasted pheasant for dinner.
- 4. The sauce is good with other roasted game birds, too, not just pheasant.
- 5. A pheasant is a rare delicacy we seldom can enjoy.
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