Definition: Meaning of, peacock in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈpiːkɒk /

  • noun
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peacock peacocks
  1. a large bird, the male of which has long blue and green tail feathers that it can lift up and spread out
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peacock used in phrases

  • Peacock, Thomas Love
    1. (1785-1866) a British writer and poet who used SATIRE (= a way of writing in which you make someone seem funny in order to show their faults) to criticize the politicians and writers of his time. His most famous works are NOVEL s such as Headlong Hall and Nightmare Abbey .
  • peacock blue (noun)
    1. a shade of blue tinged with green
  • peacock butterfly (noun)
    1. european butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
  • peacock flower (noun)
    1. showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
  • peacock flower fence (noun)
    1. east Indian tree with racemes of yellow-white flowers; cultivated as an ornamental
  • peacock ore (noun)
    1. a mineral consisting of sulfides of copper and iron that is found in copper deposits
  • peacock-blue (adjective)
    1. of bright greenish blue
  • peacock-throne (noun)
    1. the golden throne of former kings of Delhi; stolen by the Persians in 1739 and subsequently lost; symbol of the former Shah of Iran
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