peacock

Part of speech: noun

peafowl

Part of speech:

Peahen.

Part of speech: noun

A large, crested bird, of which the male is noted for its elongated tail coverts, marked with beautiful eye like spots.

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Usage examples "peacock":

  1. You may quarter me if wasn't knocked off my feet when I recognized the identical peacock of a sea- captain we had pulled out of Castle Yard along with you, and offered a commission in the Royal Navy. - "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  2. It was now close on nine o'clock, and she had to order the dinner, see that she had sufficient money for her expenses, choose a bonnet for travelling in, and look after half- a- dozen other important trifles before setting out to catch the railway omnibus at the Peacock. - "Austin and His Friends", Frederic H. Balfour.
  3. Mexican water- jars, bearing peacock feathers, screened Mr. Benton's two favorite places for scratching matches. - "Polly Oliver's Problem", Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin.