Entry from British & World English dictionary
(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)
mid 18th century: from Nepali monāl, from Hindi munāl.
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