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noun as in fowl

noun as in game bird

noun as in poultry


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Americans who hunted pheasants in the United Kingdom sought to bring the birds to these shores for the purpose of sport hunting.

It’s thought that pheasants may have arrived in England in the 11th century, where they decorated the gardens of the wealthy.

Today, bird hunting in England is synonymous with the pheasant, and around 25 million of them are released there each year.

More importantly, R&R is a prime example of the successful partnership between private landowners, taxpayers, hunters, and nonprofit organizations that uses pheasant hunting to restore wildlife habitat across the country.

That success prompted would-be pheasant hunters to introduce them across much of the rest of the country.

It is the first time Charles has been pictured with a gun on a pheasant shoot since December 2008.

Wood pigeon, pheasant, partridge, grouse, peacocks, hares, wild rabbits, and waterfowl are all dietary staples.

The pheasant calls for Pommard, while songbirds and hare lend themselves to aged Bordeaux or a light Gevrey.

Hemingway is shown on p. 89, pensive with rifle at a pheasant shoot in Idaho.

Just before Christmas, they were reportedly at Althorp, shooting pheasant.

Among the variety of birds, several black cockatoos and the pheasant cuckoo were seen.

A pheasant got up across a ploughed field where in the mild season the young corn was already green.

So home and found Mr. Hollyard there, and he stayed and dined with us, we having a pheasant to dinner.

The whistle of the quail and the flutter of the perdiz, or pheasant, are heard on all sides in the rural and mountain regions.

The little sad face under the old-fashioned, pheasant-winged hat softened a little.

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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pheasant, such as: chicken, goose, hen, bird, capon, and chick.

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