silver pheasant


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Silver \Sil"ver\, a.
   1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver
      leaf; a silver cup.
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   2. Resembling silver. Specifically:
      (a) Bright; resplendent; white. "Silver hair." --Shak.
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                Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bathed
                Their downy breast.               --Milton.
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      (b) Precious; costly.
      (c) Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear. "Silver
          voices." --Spenser.
      (d) Sweet; gentle; peaceful. "Silver slumber." --Spenser.
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   American silver fir (Bot.), the balsam fir. See under
      Balsam.

   Silver age (Roman Lit.), the latter part (a. d. 14-180) of
      the classical period of Latinity, -- the time of writers
      of inferior purity of language, as compared with those of
      the previous golden age, so-called.

   Silver-bell tree (Bot.), an American shrub or small tree
      (Halesia tetraptera) with white bell-shaped flowers in
      clusters or racemes; the snowdrop tree.

   Silver bush (Bot.), a shrubby leguminous plant ({Anthyllis
      Barba-Jovis}) of Southern Europe, having silvery foliage.
      

   Silver chub (Zool.), the fallfish.

   Silver eel. (Zool.)
      (a) The cutlass fish.
      (b) A pale variety of the common eel.

   Silver fir (Bot.), a coniferous tree (Abies pectinata)
      found in mountainous districts in the middle and south of
      Europe, where it often grows to the height of 100 or 150
      feet. It yields Burgundy pitch and Strasburg turpentine.
      

   Silver foil, foil made of silver.

   Silver fox (Zool.), a variety of the common fox ({Vulpes
      vulpes}, variety argenteus) found in the northern parts of
      Asia, Europe, and America. Its fur is nearly black, with
      silvery tips, and is highly valued. Called also {black
      fox}, and silver-gray fox.

   Silver gar. (Zool.) See Billfish
      (a) .

   Silver grain (Bot.), the lines or narrow plates of cellular
      tissue which pass from the pith to the bark of an
      exogenous stem; the medullary rays. In the wood of the oak
      they are much larger than in that of the beech, maple,
      pine, cherry, etc.

   Silver grebe (Zool.), the red-throated diver. See Illust.
      under Diver.

   Silver hake (Zool.), the American whiting.

   Silver leaf, leaves or sheets made of silver beaten very
      thin.

   Silver lunge (Zool.), the namaycush.

   Silver moonfish.(Zool.) See Moonfish
      (b) .

   Silver moth (Zool.), a lepisma.

   Silver owl (Zool.), the barn owl.

   Silver perch (Zool.), the mademoiselle, 2.

   Silver pheasant (Zool.), any one of several species of
      beautiful crested and long-tailed Asiatic pheasants, of
      the genus Euplocamus. They have the tail and more or
      less of the upper parts silvery white. The most common
      species (Euplocamus nychtemerus) is native of China.

   Silver plate,
      (a) domestic utensils made of a base metal coated with
          silver.
      (b) a plating of silver on a base metal.

   Silver plover (Zool.), the knot.

   Silver salmon (Zool.), a salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
      native of both coasts of the North Pacific. It ascends all
      the American rivers as far south as the Sacramento. Called
      also kisutch, whitefish, and white salmon.

   Silver shell (Zool.), a marine bivalve of the genus Anomia.
      See Anomia.

   Silver steel, an alloy of steel with a very small
      proportion of silver.

   Silver stick, a title given to the title field officer of
      the Life Guards when on duty at the palace. [Eng.]
      --Thackeray.

   Silver tree (Bot.), a South African tree ({Leucadendron
      argenteum}) with long, silvery, silky leaves.

   Silver trout, (Zool.) See Trout.

   Silver wedding. See under Wedding.

   Silver whiting (Zool.), a marine sciaenoid food fish
      (Menticirrus littoralis) native of the Southern United
      States; -- called also surf whiting.

   Silver witch (Zool.), A lepisma.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pheasant \Pheas"ant\ (f[e^]z"ant), n. [OE. fesant, fesaunt, OF.
   faisant, faisan, F. faisan, L. phasianus, Gr. fasiano`s (sc.
   'o`rnis) the Phasian bird, pheasant, fr. Fa`sis a river in
   Colchis or Pontus.]
   1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous
      birds of the genus Phasianus, and many other genera of
      the family Phasianid[ae], found chiefly in Asia.
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   Note: The

   common pheasant, or English pheasant ({Phasianus
      Colchicus}) is now found over most of temperate Europe,
      but was introduced from Asia. The

   ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus torquatus) and the

   green pheasant (Phasianus versicolor) have been
      introduced into Oregon. The

   golden pheasant (Thaumalea picta) is one of the most
      beautiful species. The

   silver pheasant (Euplocamus nychthemerus) of China, and
      several related species from Southern Asia, are very
      beautiful.
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   2. (Zool.) The ruffed grouse. [Southern U.S.]
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   Note: Various other birds are locally called pheasants, as
         the lyre bird, the leipoa, etc.
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   Fireback pheasant. See Fireback.

   Gold pheasant, or Golden pheasant (Zool.), a Chinese
      pheasant (Thaumalea picta), having rich, varied colors.
      The crest is amber-colored, the rump is golden yellow, and
      the under parts are scarlet.

   Mountain pheasant (Zool.), the ruffed grouse. [Local, U.S.]
      

   Pheasant coucal (Zool.), a large Australian cuckoo
      (Centropus phasianus). The general color is black, with
      chestnut wings and brown tail. Called also {pheasant
      cuckoo}. The name is also applied to other allied species.
      

   Pheasant duck. (Zool.)
      (a) The pintail.
      (b) The hooded merganser.

   Pheasant parrot (Zool.), a large and beautiful Australian
      parrakeet (Platycercus Adelaidensis). The male has the
      back black, the feathers margined with yellowish blue and
      scarlet, the quills deep blue, the wing coverts and cheeks
      light blue, the crown, sides of the neck, breast, and
      middle of the belly scarlet.

   Pheasant's eye. (Bot.)
      (a) A red-flowered herb (Adonis autumnalis) of the
          Crowfoot family; -- called also {pheasant's-eye
          Adonis}.
      (b) The garden pink (Dianthus plumarius); -- called also
          Pheasant's-eye pink.

   Pheasant shell (Zool.), any marine univalve shell of the
      genus Phasianella, of which numerous species are found
      in tropical seas. The shell is smooth and usually richly
      colored, the colors often forming blotches like those of a
      pheasant.

   Pheasant wood. (Bot.) Same as Partridge wood
      (a), under Partridge.

   Sea pheasant (Zool.), the pintail.

   Water pheasant. (Zool.)
      (a) The sheldrake.
      (b) The hooded merganser.
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