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 for Gold pheasant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gold \Gold\ (g[=o]ld), n. [AS. gold; akin to D. goud, OS. & G.
     gold, Icel. gull, Sw. & Dan. guld, Goth. gul[thorn], Russ. &
     OSlav. zlato; prob. akin to E. yellow. [root]49, 234. See
     Yellow, and cf. Gild, v. t.]
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     1. (Chem.) A metallic element of atomic number 79,
        constituting the most precious metal used as a common
        commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic
        yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known
        (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and very malleable and
        ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat (melting point
        1064.4[deg] C), moisture, and most corrosive agents, and
        therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry.
        Symbol Au ({Aurum). Atomic weight 196.97.
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     Note: Native gold contains usually eight to ten per cent of
           silver, but often much more. As the amount of silver
           increases, the color becomes whiter and the specific
           gravity lower. Gold is very widely disseminated, as in
           the sands of many rivers, but in very small quantity.
           It usually occurs in quartz veins (gold quartz), in
           slate and metamorphic rocks, or in sand and alluvial
           soil, resulting from the disintegration of such rocks.
           It also occurs associated with other metallic
           substances, as in auriferous pyrites, and is combined
           with tellurium in the minerals petzite, calaverite,
           sylvanite, etc. Pure gold is too soft for ordinary use,
           and is hardened by alloying with silver and copper, the
           latter giving a characteristic reddish tinge. [See
           Carat.] Gold also finds use in gold foil, in the
           pigment purple of Cassius, and in the chloride, which
           is used as a toning agent in photography.
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     2. Money; riches; wealth.
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              For me, the gold of France did not seduce. --Shak.
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     3. A yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower
        tipped with gold.
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     4. Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of
        gold. --Shak.
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     Age of gold. See Golden age, under Golden.
     Dutch gold, Fool's gold, Gold dust, etc. See under
        Dutch, Dust, etc.
     Gold amalgam, a mineral, found in Columbia and California,
        composed of gold and mercury.
     Gold beater, one whose occupation is to beat gold into gold
     Gold beater's skin, the prepared outside membrane of the
        large intestine of the ox, used for separating the leaves
        of metal during the process of gold-beating.
     Gold beetle (Zool.), any small gold-colored beetle of the
        family Chrysomelid[ae]; -- called also golden beetle.
     Gold blocking, printing with gold leaf, as upon a book
        cover, by means of an engraved block. --Knight.
     Gold cloth. See Cloth of gold, under Cloth.
     Gold Coast, a part of the coast of Guinea, in West Africa.
     Gold cradle. (Mining) See Cradle, n., 7.
     Gold diggings, the places, or region, where gold is found
        by digging in sand and gravel from which it is separated
        by washing.
     Gold end, a fragment of broken gold or jewelry.
     Gold-end man.
        (a) A buyer of old gold or jewelry.
        (b) A goldsmith's apprentice.
        (c) An itinerant jeweler. "I know him not: he looks like a
            gold-end man." --B. Jonson.
     Gold fever, a popular mania for gold hunting.
     Gold field, a region in which are deposits of gold.
     Gold finder.
        (a) One who finds gold.
        (b) One who empties privies. [Obs. & Low] --Swift.
     Gold flower, a composite plant with dry and persistent
        yellow radiating involucral scales, the Helichrysum
        St[oe]chas of Southern Europe. There are many South
        African species of the same genus.
     Gold foil, thin sheets of gold, as used by dentists and
        others. See Gold leaf.
     Gold knobs or Gold knoppes (Bot.), buttercups.
     Gold lace, a kind of lace, made of gold thread.
     Gold latten, a thin plate of gold or gilded metal.
     Gold leaf, gold beaten into a film of extreme thinness, and
        used for gilding, etc. It is much thinner than gold foil.
     Gold lode (Mining), a gold vein.
     Gold mine, a place where gold is obtained by mining
        operations, as distinguished from diggings, where it is
        extracted by washing. Cf. Gold diggings (above).
     Gold nugget, a lump of gold as found in gold mining or
        digging; -- called also a pepito.
     Gold paint. See Gold shell.
     Gold pheasant, or Golden pheasant. (Zool.) See under
     Gold plate, a general name for vessels, dishes, cups,
        spoons, etc., made of gold.
     Mosaic gold. See under Mosaic.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pheasant \Pheas"ant\ (f[e^]z"ant), n. [OE. fesant, fesaunt, OF.
     faisant, faisan, F. faisan, L. phasianus, Gr. fasiano`s (sc.
     'o`rnis) the Phasian bird, pheasant, fr. Fa`sis a river in
     Colchis or Pontus.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous
        birds of the genus Phasianus, and many other genera of
        the family Phasianid[ae], found chiefly in Asia.
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     Note: The
     common pheasant, or English pheasant ({Phasianus
        Colchicus) is now found over most of temperate Europe,
        but was introduced from Asia. The
     ring-necked+pheasant+({Phasianus+torquatus">ring-necked pheasant ({Phasianus torquatus) and the
     green+pheasant+({Phasianus+versicolor">green pheasant ({Phasianus versicolor) have been
        introduced into Oregon. The
     golden+pheasant+({Thaumalea+picta">golden pheasant ({Thaumalea picta) is one of the most
        beautiful species. The
     silver+pheasant+({Euplocamus+nychthemerus">silver pheasant ({Euplocamus nychthemerus) of China, and
        several related species from Southern Asia, are very
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     2. (Zool.) The ruffed grouse. [Southern U.S.]
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     Note: Various other birds are locally called pheasants, as
           the lyre bird, the leipoa, etc.
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     Fireback pheasant. See Fireback.
     Gold pheasant, or Golden pheasant (Zool.), a Chinese
        pheasant ({Thaumalea picta), having rich, varied colors.
        The crest is amber-colored, the rump is golden yellow, and
        the under parts are scarlet.
     Mountain pheasant (Zool.), the ruffed grouse. [Local, U.S.]
     Pheasant coucal (Zool.), a large Australian cuckoo
        ({Centropus phasianus). The general color is black, with
        chestnut wings and brown tail. Called also pheasant
        cuckoo. The name is also applied to other allied species.
     Pheasant duck. (Zool.)
        (a) The pintail.
        (b) The hooded merganser.
     Pheasant parrot (Zool.), a large and beautiful Australian
        parrakeet ({Platycercus Adelaidensis). The male has the
        back black, the feathers margined with yellowish blue and
        scarlet, the quills deep blue, the wing coverts and cheeks
        light blue, the crown, sides of the neck, breast, and
        middle of the belly scarlet.
     Pheasant's eye. (Bot.)
        (a) A red-flowered herb ({Adonis autumnalis) of the
            Crowfoot family; -- called also pheasant's-eye
        (b) The garden pink ({Dianthus plumarius); -- called also
            Pheasant's-eye pink.
     Pheasant shell (Zool.), any marine univalve shell of the
        genus Phasianella, of which numerous species are found
        in tropical seas. The shell is smooth and usually richly
        colored, the colors often forming blotches like those of a
     Pheasant wood. (Bot.) Same as Partridge wood
        (a), under Partridge.
     Sea pheasant (Zool.), the pintail.
     Water pheasant. (Zool.)
        (a) The sheldrake.
        (b) The hooded merganser.
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