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monal

/ˈmɒnɔːl/
noun
1.
any of several S Asian pheasants of the genus Lophophorus, the males of which have a brilliantly coloured plumage
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi
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  • Choughs, monal pheasants, and snow-pigeons are the characteristic birds of this region.

  • Flower-faced, Trapogon melanocephala, the horned (sing)-monal.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

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