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A large bird (Argusianus argus) of the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and Sumatra, having long tail feathers marked with brilliantly colored, eyelike spots.
[After Argus, , whose hundred eyes were given to a peacock's tail.]
(Animals) either of two pheasants, Argusianus argus (great argus) or Rheinardia ocellata (crested argus), occurring in SE Asia and Indonesia. The males have very long tails marked with eyelike spots