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tragopan

[ trag-uh-pan ]
/ ˈtræg əˌpæn /
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noun

any of several Asian pheasants of the genus Tragopan, having two fleshy, erectile horns on the head and wattles on the throat.

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Origin of tragopan

1615–25; <New Latin, special use of Latin tragopān fabulous Ethiopian bird <Greek trágopān, equivalent to trágo(s) goat + Pā́nPan
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British Dictionary definitions for tragopan

tragopan
/ (ˈtræɡəˌpæn) /

noun

any pheasant of the genus Tragopan, of S and SE Asia, having a brilliant plumage and brightly coloured fleshy processes on the head
C19: via Latin from Greek, from tragos goat + Pan
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