af·​ro·​pa·​vo | \ ˌa-frō-ˈpā-(ˌ)vō, -ˈpä- \

Definition of afropavo

1 capitalized : a genus of bronzy green and brown African birds that are about the size of the ring-necked pheasant but closely related to the peacocks though lacking the distinctive tail of the latter
2 plural -s : a bird of the genus Afropavo

called also Congo peacock

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First Known Use of afropavo

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for afropavo

New Latin, from Afr- + Latin pavo peacock

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“Afropavo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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