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

Definition of afropavo

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  a bird of the genus Afropavo —called also Congo peacock

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Origin and Etymology of afropavo

New Latin, from Afr- + Latin pavo peacock

First Known Use: 1948

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