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pea·fowl

 (pē′foul′)
n. pl. peafowl or pea·fowls
Any of three large pheasants, Pavo cristatus of India and Sri Lanka, P. muticus of South and Southeast Asia, or Afropavo congensis of central Africa.

peafowl

(ˈpiːˌfaʊl)
n, pl -fowls or -fowl
1. (Animals) either of two large pheasants, Pavo cristatus (blue peafowl) of India and Sri Lanka and P. muticus (green peafowl) of SE Asia. The males (peacocks) have a characteristic bright plumage. See peacock1
2. (Animals) a rare closely related African species, Afropavo congensis (Congo peafowl), both sexes of which are brightly coloured

pea•fowl

(ˈpiˌfaʊl)

n., pl. -fowls, (esp. collectively) -fowl.
any of several large gallinaceous birds of the genera Pavo, of S and SE Asia, and Afropavo, of central Africa. Compare peacock, peahen.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peafowl - very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often raised as an ornamental birdpeafowl - very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often raised as an ornamental bird
pheasant - large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
genus Pavo, Pavo - peafowl
peachick, pea-chick - a young peafowl
peacock - male peafowl; having a crested head and very large fanlike tail marked with iridescent eyes or spots
peahen - female peafowl
blue peafowl, Pavo cristatus - peafowl of India and Ceylon
green peafowl, Pavo muticus - peafowl of southeast Asia

peafowl

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adjective pavonine
male peacock
female peahen
collective noun muster
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