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peafowl

noun pea·fowl \ˈpē-ˌfa(-ə)l\

Definition of PEAFOWL

:  either of two very large terrestrial pheasants (Pavo cristatus and P. muticus) of southeastern Asia and India that are often reared as ornamental fowls

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Origin of PEAFOWL

pea- (as in peacock) + fowl
First Known Use: 1804

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