a gallinaceous Asian bird, Phasianus colchicus, having a white band around its neck, introduced into Great Britain, North America, and the Hawaiian Islands.
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Origin of ring-necked pheasant
First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for ring-necked pheasant
a common pheasant, Phasianus colchicus, originating in Asia. The male has a bright plumage with a band of white around the neck and the female is mottled brown
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