Definition of Mongolian pheasant in US English:

Mongolian pheasant

noun

  • 1A common pheasant of the subspecies Phasianus colchicus mongolicus, which has a broken white neck-ring and white wing coverts, native to western Turkestan but introduced with other races into western Europe and elsewhere (also called Kirghiz pheasant).

  • 2US the ring-necked pheasant, Phasianus colchicus torquatus.

Origin

Early 20th century.