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British Dictionary definitions for monal

monal

monaul

noun
  1. any of several S Asian pheasants of the genus Lophophorus, the males of which have a brilliantly coloured plumage

Word Origin

C18: from Hindi
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Examples from the Web for monal

Historical Examples

  • Flower-faced, Trapogon melanocephala, the horned (sing)-monal.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • Choughs, monal pheasants, and snow-pigeons are the characteristic birds of this region.