Definition of monal in English:


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Pronunciation: /mɒˈnɑːl
(also monal pheasant)


  • An Asian pheasant of mountainous wooded country, the male having dark plumage with colourful iridescence.
    • Genus Lophophorus, family Phasianidae: three species, e.g. the crested Himalayan monal (L. impeyanus)
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    • For example, snow partridge and Himalayan monal pheasant are facing local extinction from many valleys.
    • This fan is made from the feathers of the Himalayan monal, a pheasant found in India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
    • For the conservation of Himalayan monal and its associated species, it would be important to set aside large undisturbed areas of high altitude oak-rhododendron forests.


mid 18th century: from Nepali monāl, from Hindi munāl.

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