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monal

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Pronunciation: /mɒˈnɑːl/

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(also monal pheasant)

Definition of monal in English:

noun

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)

Origin

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

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