japanned peacock

noun
variants: or japanned peafowl

Definition of japanned peacock

: a peafowl which is usually considered a variety of the Indian peacock and in which the wings of the male are largely deep blue

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History and Etymology for japanned peacock

from past participle of japan entry 3; from the lustrous quality of the feathers

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“Japanned peacock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/japanned%20peacock. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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