Peacock Throne

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Pea´cock` Throne


1.A famous throne formerly of the kings of Delhi, India, but since 1739, when it was carried off by Nadir Shah, held by the shahs of Persia (now Iran); - so called from its bearing a fully expanded peacock's tail done in gems.
2.The office or position of the Shah of Iran; as, to ascend the Peacock Throne.