Either of two large pheasants, Pavo cristatus of India and Sri Lanka or P. muticus of southeast Asia.(noun)
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Use "peafowl" in a sentence
"Home is an aviary, which is not sealed, where the 2-year-old that stands about 30 inches tall and measures about 48 to 56 inches from beak to tail lives with two peahens the female version of peafowl."
"The peafowl appears to be curious by nature and they are allowed to roam free in most of the city's zoos."
"A sign attached to the front gate of one home reads: "$1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals shooting or otherwise harming a peafowl.""