The pheasant calls for Pommard, while songbirds and hare lend themselves to aged Bordeaux or a light Gevrey.
One day in Pennsylvania, he slaughtered 70 pheasant in a fine display of feathery carnage.
Someone should perhaps tell him that pheasant no longer gets you very far.
late 13c. (mid-12c. as a surname), from Anglo-French fesaunt, Old French faisan (13c.) "pheasant," from Latin phasianus, from Greek phasianos "a pheasant," literally "Phasian bird," from Phasis, river flowing into the Black Sea in Colchis, where the birds were said to have been numerous. The ph- was restored in English late 14c. (see ph). The excrescent -t is due to confusion with -ant suffix of nouns formed from present participle of verbs in first Latin conjugation (peasant, tyrant, etc.).