Definition of peahen in English:

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peahen

Pronunciation: /ˈpiːhɛn/

noun

A female peafowl, which has drabber colours and a shorter tail than the male.
Example sentences
  • It should be noted that a peacock is a male peafowl and a peahen is a female peafowl.
  • If female peacocks are peahens, shouldn't female cockroaches be henroaches?
  • The extravagant plumage of peacocks contrasts with the drabness of peahens.

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