Definition of peahen in English:


Syllabification: pea·hen
Pronunciation: /ˈpēˌhen


  • A female peafowl, having drabber colors and a shorter tail than the male.
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    • 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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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody