peafowl

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noun pea·fowl \ˈpē-ˌfau̇(-ə)l\

Definition of peafowl

  1. :  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 and Etymology of peafowl

pea- (as in peacock) + fowl


First Known Use: circa 1790


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