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Peafowl meaning in English

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1. bird of juno, peafowl

very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often raised as an ornamental bird

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noun plural -fowls or -fowl
either of two large pheasants, Pavo cristatus (blue peafowl) of India and Sri Lanka and P. muticus (green peafowl) of SE Asia. The males (peacocks) have a characteristic bright plumage
peacock (sense 1)
a rare closely related African species, Afropavo congensis (Congo peafowl), both sexes of which are brightly coloured

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nounWord forms: plural ˈpeaˌfowls or ˈpeaˌfowl
any of various large gallinaceous birds (family Phasianidae) of S Asia, the East Indies, or Africa, as the peacock: now widely domesticated as an ornamental bird

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n. pl. peafowl or pea·fowls
Any of three large pheasants, Pavo cristatus of India and Sri Lanka, P. muticus of South and Southeast Asia, or Afropavo congensis of central Africa.

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