Definition of peahen
: a female peafowl
Recent Examples of peahen from the Web
An animal-control officer responded after Ghanem called 911, approaching the peahen with gloves and a fishing net.
While the tails of peacocks and peahens are extremely different, their feet, for example, are pretty much the same.
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Origin and Etymology of peahen
Middle English pehenne, from pe- + henne hen
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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