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Meaning of PEACOCK

Pronunciation:  'pee`kâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  male peafowl; having a crested head and very large fanlike tail marked with iridescent eyes or spots
  2. [n]  European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot

PEACOCK is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: Inachis io, peacock butterfly
 See Also: bird of Juno, brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, genus Inachis, Inachis, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly, peafowl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pea"cock`\, 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. ?, ?, Per. t[=a]us, t[=a]wus, Ar. t[=a]wu?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 ({P. 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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a peacock in your dream, represents spring, birth, and new growth. It is a good omen, signaling prestige, much success and contentment with your career. It may also be telling of your confidence and even arrogance over your success.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. tuk, apparently borrowed from the Tamil tokei). This bird is indigenous to India. It was brought to Solomon by his ships from Tarshish (1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chr. 9:21), which in this case was probably a district on the Malabar coast of India, or in Ceylon. The word so rendered in Job 39:13 literally means wild, tumultuous crying, and properly denotes the female ostrich (q.v.).

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