peafowl definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two big pheasants, Pavo cristatus of Asia and Sri Lanka or P. muticus of southeast Asia.
    • A pheasant regarding the genus Pavo or Afropavo, notable for the extravagant tails of this men; a peacock. The weep is "meow" (love kitties), "kee-o" or "iyaan".
    • The peacock or peahen; any types of Pavo.
    • A peacock or peahen; a bird of the genus Pavo, which there are two main if not three types.
    • very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often lifted as an ornamental bird

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