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.

Nearby words

  1. tragic hero,
  2. tragic irony,
  3. tragicomedy,
  4. tragicomic,
  5. tragion,
  6. tragus,
  7. traherne,
  8. traherne, thomas,
  9. traik,
  10. trail

Origin of tragopan

1615–25; < New Latin, special use of Latin tragopān fabulous Ethiopian bird < Greek trágopān, equivalent to trágo(s) goat + Pā́n Pan

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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

Word Origin for tragopan

C19: via Latin from Greek, from tragos goat + Pan

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