Definition of phasianid in English:

phasianid

Pronunciation /ˈfeɪsɪənɪd/

noun

Ornithology
  • Any of numerous game birds which constitute the family Phasianidae, which is sometimes taken to include all game birds but is now frequently restricted to the pheasants, partridges, Old World quails, and related birds.

adjective

Ornithology
  • Of or relating to the family Phasianidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Phasianidae, family name from Phasianus, genus name (Linnaeus Systema Naturae; from classical Latin phāsiānus) + -idae.