Meaning of peacock


Pronunciation: (pē'kok"), [key]
— n., pl. v. -cocks, -cock.
  1. the male of the peafowl distinguished by its long, erectile, greenish, iridescent tail coverts that are brilliantly marked with ocellated spots and that can be spread in a fan.
  2. any peafowl.
  3. a vain, self-conscious person.
  4. (cap.)the constellation Pavo.
  1. to make a vainglorious display; strut like a peacock.


Pronunciation: (pē'kok"), [key]
  1. 1785–1866, English poet and novelist.
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