Meaning of ring-necked pheasant in English:

ring-necked pheasant


  • Any of several forms of the common pheasant, Phasianus colchicus, in which the male has a partial or complete white ring around the neck; specifically one of the subspecies P. c. torquatus, native to eastern China; also called ring, ringed, or ring-neck pheasant.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Blackwood's Magazine.