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 for Golden 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
        leaf.
  
     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
        Pheasant.
  
     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 :

  Golden \Gold"en\ (g[=o]ld"'n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden,
     AS. gylden, from gold. See Gold, and cf. Guilder.]
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     1. Made of gold; consisting of gold.
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     2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain.
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     3. Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently
        auspicious; as, golden opinions.
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     Golden age.
        (a) The fabulous age of primeval simplicity and purity of
            manners in rural employments, followed by the silver
            age, bronze age, and iron age. --Dryden.
        (b) (Roman Literature) The best part (B. C. 81 -- A. D.
            14) of the classical period of Latinity; the time when
            Cicero, C[ae]sar, Virgil, etc., wrote. Hence:
        (c) That period in the history of a literature, etc., when
            it flourishes in its greatest purity or attains its
            greatest glory; as, the Elizabethan age has been
            considered the golden age of English literature.
  
     Golden balls, three gilt balls used as a sign of a
        pawnbroker's office or shop; -- originally taken from the
        coat of arms of Lombardy, the first money lenders in
        London having been Lombards.
  
     Golden bull. See under Bull, an edict.
  
     Golden chain (Bot.), the shrub Cytisus Laburnum, so named
        from its long clusters of yellow blossoms.
  
     Golden club (Bot.), an aquatic plant ({Orontium
        aquaticum), bearing a thick spike of minute yellow
        flowers.
  
     Golden cup (Bot.), the buttercup.
  
     Golden eagle (Zool.), a large and powerful eagle ({Aquila
        Chrysa["e]tos) inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North
        America. It is so called from the brownish yellow tips of
        the feathers on the head and neck. A dark variety is
        called the royal eagle; the young in the second year is
        the ring-tailed eagle.
  
     Golden fleece.
        (a) (Mythol.) The fleece of gold fabled to have been taken
            from the ram that bore Phryxus through the air to
            Colchis, and in quest of which Jason undertook the
            Argonautic expedition.
        (b) (Her.) An order of knighthood instituted in 1429 by
            Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy; -- called also
            Toison d'Or.
  
     Golden grease, a bribe; a fee. [Slang]
  
     Golden hair (Bot.), a South African shrubby composite plant
        with golden yellow flowers, the Chrysocoma Coma-aurea.
        
  
     Golden Horde (Hist.), a tribe of Mongolian Tartars who
        overran and settled in Southern Russia early in the 18th
        century.
  
     Golden Legend, a hagiology (the "Aurea Legenda") written by
        James de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th
        century, translated and printed by Caxton in 1483, and
        partially paraphrased by Longfellow in a poem thus
        entitled.
  
     Golden marcasite tin. [Obs.]
  
     Golden mean, the way of wisdom and safety between extremes;
        sufficiency without excess; moderation.
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              Angels guard him in the golden mean.  --Pope.
  
     Golden mole (Zool), one of several South African
        Insectivora of the family Chrysochlorid[ae], resembling
        moles in form and habits. The fur is tinted with green,
        purple, and gold.
  
     Golden number (Chronol.), a number showing the year of the
        lunar or Metonic cycle. It is reckoned from 1 to 19, and
        is so called from having formerly been written in the
        calendar in gold.
  
     Golden oriole. (Zool.) See Oriole.
  
     Golden pheasant. See under Pheasant.
  
     Golden pippin, a kind of apple, of a bright yellow color.
        
  
     Golden plover (Zool.), one of several species of plovers,
        of the genus Charadrius, esp. the European ({Charadrius
        apricarius, syn. Charadrius pluvialis; -- called also
        yellow plover, black-breasted plover, hill plover,
        and whistling plover. The common American species
        ({Charadrius dominicus) is also called frostbird, and
        bullhead.
  
     Golden robin. (Zool.) See Baltimore oriole, in Vocab.
  
     Golden rose (R. C. Ch.), a gold or gilded rose blessed by
        the pope on the fourth Sunday in Lent, and sent to some
        church or person in recognition of special services
        rendered to the Holy See.
  
     Golden rule.
        (a) The rule of doing as we would have others do to us.
            Cf. --Luke vi. 31.
        (b) The rule of proportion, or rule of three.
  
     Golden samphire (Bot.), a composite plant ({Inula
        crithmoides), found on the seashore of Europe.
  
     Golden saxifrage (Bot.), a low herb with yellow flowers
        ({Chrysosplenium oppositifolium), blossoming in wet
        places in early spring.
  
     Golden seal (Bot.), a perennial ranunculaceous herb
        ({Hydrastis Canadensis), with a thick knotted rootstock
        and large rounded leaves.
  
     Golden sulphide of antimony, or Golden sulphuret of
     antimony (Chem.), the pentasulphide of antimony, a golden or
        orange yellow powder.
  
     Golden warbler (Zool.), a common American wood warbler
        ({Dendroica [ae]stiva); -- called also blue-eyed yellow
        warbler, garden warbler, and summer yellow bird.
  
     Golden wasp (Zool.), a bright-colored hymenopterous insect,
        of the family Chrysidid[ae]. The colors are golden,
        blue, and green.
  
     Golden wedding. See under Wedding.
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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
        beautiful.
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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
            Adonis.
        (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.
  
     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  golden pheasant
      n 1: brightly colored crested pheasant of mountains of western
           and central Asia [syn: golden pheasant, Chrysolophus
           pictus]

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