Peafowl meaning

pē'foul'
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.
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Any of various large gallinaceous birds (family Phasianidae) of S Asia, the East Indies, or Africa, as the peacock: now widely domesticated as an ornamental bird.
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(rare) A pheasant of the genus Pavo or Afropavo, notable for the extravagant tails of the males; a peacock. The cry is "meow" (like cats), "kee-o" or "iyaan".
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Origin of peafowl

  • pea(cock) fowl
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition