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  1. 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 + Pā́n Pan
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  • He told me about the Tragopan, and he is positive that the blue wattle becomes gorged with blood, and not air.

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British Dictionary definitions for tragopan


  1. any pheasant of the genus Tragopan, of S and SE Asia, having a brilliant plumage and brightly coloured fleshy processes on the head
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Word Origin

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