peahen

peahen

[pee-hen]
noun
the female peafowl.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English pehenne. See peacock, hen

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peacock (ˈpiːˌkɒk)
 
n , pl -cocks, -cock
1.  a male peafowl, having a crested head and a very large fanlike tail marked with blue and green eyelike spotsRelated: pavonine
2.  another name for peafowl
3.  a vain strutting person
 
vb
4.  to display (oneself) proudly
5.  obsolete, slang (Austral) to acquire (the best pieces of land) in such a way that the surrounding land is useless to others
 
Related: pavonine
 
[C14 pecok, pe- from Old English pāwa (from Latin pāvō peacock) + cock1]
 
'peacockish
 
adj
 
'peahen
 
fem n

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