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peacock

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːkɒk
 
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Definition of peacock in English:

noun

A male peafowl, which has very long tail feathers with eye-like markings that can be erected and fanned out in display.
Example sentences
  • It should be noted that a peacock is a male peafowl and a peahen is a female peafowl.
  • Male peacocks shed and re-grow tail feathers each year.
  • For instance, male peacocks not only have a long tail, but they are brightly colored and have eye spots, a crest on their head, spurs on their feet, and a mating call.

Origin

Middle English: from Old English pēa (from Latin pavo) 'peacock' + cock1.

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