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Definition of peacock (Meaning of peacock)
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Peacock Pea"cock` (p[=e]"k[o^]k`), n. [OE. pecok. Pea- in this
	     word is from AS. pe['a], p[=a]wa, peacock, fr. L. pavo, prob.
	     of Oriental origin; cf. Gr. taw`s, taw^s, Per. t[=a]us,
	     t[=a]wus, Ar. t[=a]w[=u]s. See {Cock} the bird.]
	     1. (Zo["o]l.) The male of any pheasant of the genus {Pavo},
	        of which at least two species are known, native of
	        Southern Asia and the East Indies.
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	     Note: The upper tail coverts, which are long and capable of
	           erection, are each marked with a black spot bordered by
	           concentric bands of brilliant blue, green, and golden
	           colors. The common domesticated species is {Pavo
	           cristatus}. The Javan peacock ({Pavo muticus}) is more
	           brilliantly colored than the common species.
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	     2. In common usage, the species in general or collectively; a
	        peafowl.
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	     {Peacock butterfly} (Zo["o]l.), a handsome European butterfly
	        ({Hamadryas Io}) having ocelli like those of peacock.
	
	     {Peacock fish} (Zo["o]l.), the European blue-striped wrasse
	        ({Labrus variegatus}); -- so called on account of its
	        brilliant colors. Called also {cook wrasse} and {cook}.
	
	     {Peacock pheasant} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
	        handsome Asiatic pheasants of the genus {Polyplectron}.
	        They resemble the peacock in color.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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