Definition of Tragopan

1. Noun. Brilliantly colored Asian pheasant having wattles and two fleshy processes on the head.

Generic synonyms: Pheasant
Group relationships: Genus Tragopan



Definition of Tragopan

1. n. 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 (C. satyra), of India is one of the best-known species.

Definition of Tragopan

1. Noun. A pheasant of the genus ''Tragopan''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tragopan

1. an Asian pheasant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tragopan

1. Any one of several species of Asiatic pheasants of the genus Ceriornis. They are brilliantly coloured 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-coloured, fleshy wattles. The crimson tragopan, or horned pheasant (C. Satyra), of India is one of the best-known species. Origin: NL, fr. L. Tragopan a fabulous Ethiopian bird, Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tragopan

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tragicomical
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tragicus muscle
tragion
tragomaschalia
tragopan (current term)
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trahison des clercs
trahisons
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traif
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Literary usage of Tragopan

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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"tragopan, Cuv. The head of the male most fantastically ornamented; it is almost naked, and behind each eye is a small slender horn; a wattle under the ..."

2. Gallinaceous Birds by William Jardine, Andrew Crichton (1860)
"THE NEPAUL OR HORNED tragopan. tragopan satyrus ... tragopan satyrus, Cuvier, Regne Animal, ip 479.—Gould's Century. IN looking over the various ..."

3. Wanderings in New South Wales, Batavia, Pedir Coast, Singapore, and China by George Bennet (1834)
"Reeves's pheasants—Golden pheasants—Silver pheasants— Blue pigeons—Stabbed-breast pigeons—Widow birds—The horned tragopan—The mandarin teal—Conjugal ..."

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