peacock's tail

peacock's tail

n
(Plants) a handsome brown seaweed, Padina pavonia (though coloured yellow-olive, red, and green) whose fan-shaped fronds have concentric bands of iridescent hairs
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References in classic literature ?
The wind had blown the fog away, and the sky was like a monstrous peacock's tail, starred with myriads of golden eyes.
The peacock's tail or facial hair in men are classic examples of such features.
From a great horned owl's head to a peacock's tail, it's fun guessing birds by their body parts!
Sexual selection, how animals attract and choose mates, can be thanked for showy traits such as the elegant peacock's tail, the grand antlers of a stag, and the bushy mane of a lion.
For instance, the Elemis Pro Collagen Age-Defying Facial, AED 600, contains red coral and Padina pavonica algae, known as Peacock's Tail, while the organic oils used in the Soul Signature Massage, AED 500, leave the skin feeling supple.
For instance, the Elemis Pro Collagen Age-Defying Facial (Dh600/$163.3) contains red coral and Padina pavonica algae, known as Peacock's Tail, while the organic oils used in the Soul Signature Massage (Dh500/$136) leave the skin feeling supple.
Was it some kind of architectural peacock's tail? If so, at whom was the advertisement aimed?
At the end of Cedar Street, The Peacock's Tail sat in the shadow of the I-90 overpass, its ornamental brickwork and arched windows clashing with the giant concrete feet that held the highway aloft.
Anomalies like the peacock's tail led Darwin to propose the theory of sexual selection: some traits evolve because they carry a reproductive advantage.
Be it something akin to a tensed claw, swan beak or peacock's tail, the dancers' hands took on lives of their own and formed a common thread through the piece.
The integrated movement of the Lady Compliquee was created exclusively for Faberge; the manually-wound, retrograde movement features four peacock's tail feathers, each moving simultaneously but at different speeds, so telling the time in a uniquely poetic way.
The next plate finds Dante, in one of the most carefully worked-up illustrations of the series, standing before Beatrice's chariot: a hallucinatory allegory, feathered and eyed like a peacock's tail, as much alive as the griffon drawing it.