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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An animal control officer picked up the multicolor peafowl.
Some people love the peafowl and feed them — which also stretches some neighbors' nerves to the breaking point.
Every day, Campbell herds the peafowl away from her house with a large palm frond.
Dakin and Montgomerie have now found similar results in two peafowl populations in Canada and one in the United States.
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Origin and Etymology of peafowl
pea- (as in peacock) + fowl
First Known Use: circa 1790See Words from the same year
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