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Definition: Peacock pheasant
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.
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.
2. In common usage, the species in general or collectively; a
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.