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preen British & World English

(Of a bird) tidy and clean its feathers with its beak

preen English Thesaurus

a robin sat on a low branch, preening its feathers

preen gland British & World English

A gland at the base of a bird’s tail, which produces the oil used in preening

preen oneself in preen British & World English

(Of a person) devote effort to making oneself look attractive and then admire one’s appearance

preen oneself in preen English Thesaurus

he's busy preening himself on acquiring such a pretty girlfriend