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peacock

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Pea=cock

CIDE DICTIONARY

peacockn. [OE. pecok. Pea- in this word is from AS. peá, pāwa, peacock, fr. L. pavo, prob. of Oriental origin; cf. Gr. taw`s, taw^s, Per. tāus, tāwus, Ar. tāw. See Cock the bird.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  In common usage, the species in general or collectively; a peafowl.  [1913 Webster]
Peacock butterfly (Zoöl.), a handsome European butterfly (Hamadryas Io) having ocelli like those of peacock. -- Peacock fish (Zoöl.), the European blue-striped wrasse (Labrus variegatus); -- so called on account of its brilliant colors. Called also cook wrasse and cook. -- Peacock pheasant (Zoöl.), any one of several species of handsome Asiatic pheasants of the genus Polyplectron. They resemble the peacock in color.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

peacock, n.
1 a male peafowl, having brilliant plumage and a tail (with eyelike markings) that can be expanded erect in display like a fan.
2 this type of ostentatious display.

Idiom
peacock blue the lustrous greenish blue of a peacock's neck. peacock butterfly a butterfly, Inachis io, with eyelike markings on its wings.
Etymology
ME pecock f. OE pea f. L pavo + COCK(1)

THESAURUS

peacock

Dalmatian, antigorite, attitudinize, avifauna, baby bird, billy, billy goat, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy, boar, bubbly-jock, buck, bull, bullock, butterfly, cage bird, candy cane, chameleon, chanticleer, cheetah, chick, chrysotile, cock, cockerel, confetti, crazy quilt, cygnet, diving bird, dog, dove, drake, eagle, eaglet, entire, entire horse, firedog, fish-eating bird, fledgling, flightless bird, fowl, fruit-eating bird, fulmar, game bird, gander, gobbler, harlequin, hart, he-goat, insect-eating bird, iris, jaguar, leopard, mackerel, mackerel sky, marble, marbled paper, migrant, migratory bird, miles gloriosus, moire, mother-of-pearl, nacre, nestling, ocelot, opal, ophite, oscine bird, owl, passerine bird, patchwork quilt, peafowl, peahen, perching bird, pigeon, pontificate, pose, pose for effect, posture, prance, rainbow, ram, ratite, rooster, sea bird, seed-eating bird, serpentine, serpentine marble, shore bird, shot silk, songbird, spectrum, squab, stag, stalk, stallion, steer, storm petrel, stormy petrel, stot, strike a pose, strike an attitude, strut, strutter, stud, studhorse, swagger, swaggerer, swan, swank, swanker, swash, swashbuckle, swashbuckler, swasher, swell, tom, tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, tortoise shell, tup, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, wading bird, warbler, water bird, waterfowl, wether, wildfowl, zebra

ROGET THESAURUS

peacock

Beauty

N beauty, the beautiful, to kalon, le beau ideal, aesthetics, callaesthetics, pulchritude, form, elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, natural beauty, symmetry, comeliness, fairness, polish, gloss, good effect, good looks, belle tournure, trigness, bloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendor, gorgeousness, magnificence, sublimity, sublimification, concinnity, delicacy, refinement, charm, je ne sais quoi, style, Venus, Aphrodite, Hebe, the Graces, Peri, Houri, Cupid, Apollo, Hyperion, Adonis, Antionous, Narcissus, peacock, butterfly, garden, flower of, pink of, bijou, jewel, work of art, flower, flow'ret gay, wildflower, rose, lily, anemone, asphodel, buttercup, crane's bill, daffodil, tulip, tiger lily, day lily, begonia, marigold, geranium, lily of the valley, ranunculus, rhododendron, windflower, pleasurableness, beautifying, landscaping, landscape gardening, decoration, calisthenics, beauty, hunk (of men), beautiful, beauteous, handsome, gorgeous, pretty, lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing, attractive, delicate, dainty, refined, fair, personable, comely, seemly, bonny, good-looking, well-favored, well-made, well-formed, well- proportioned, proper, shapely, symmetrical, harmonious, sightly, fit to be seen, passable, not amiss, goodly, dapper, tight, jimp, gimp, janty, jaunty, trig, natty, quaint, trim, tidy, neat, spruce, smart, tricksy, bright, bright eyed, rosy cheeked, cherry cheeked, rosy, ruddy, blooming, in full bloom, brilliant, shining, beamy, beaming, sparkling, splendid, resplendent, dazzling, glowing, glossy, sleek, rich, superb, magnificent, grand, fine, sublime, showy, specious, artistic, artistical, aesthetic, picturesque, pictorial, fait a peindre, well-composed, well grouped, well varied, curious, enchanting becoming, ornamental, undeformed, undefaced, unspotted, spotless, auxilium non leve vultus habet, beauty born of murmuring sound, flowers preach to us if we will hear, gratior ac pulchro veniens in corpore virtus, none but the brave deserve the fair, thou who hast the fatal gift of beauty.

Variegation

N variegation, colors, dichroism, trichroism, iridescence, play of colors, polychrome, maculation, spottiness, striae, spectrum, rainbow, iris, tulip, peacock, chameleon, butterfly, tortoise shell, mackerel, mackerel sky, zebra, leopard, cheetah, nacre, ocelot, ophite, mother-of-pearl, opal, marble, check, plaid, tartan, patchwork, marquetry-, parquetry, mosaic, tesserae, strigae, chessboard, checkers, chequers, harlequin, Joseph's coat, tricolor, variegated, many-colored, many-hued, divers-colored, party- colored, dichromatic, polychromatic, bicolor, tricolor, versicolor, of all the colors of the rainbow, of all manner of colors, kaleidoscopic, iridescent, opaline, opalescent, prismatic, nacreous, pearly, shot, gorge de pigeon, chatoyant, irisated, pavonine, pied, piebald, motley, mottled, marbled, pepper and salt, paned, dappled, clouded, cymophanous, mosaic, tesselated, plaid, tortoise shell, spotted, spotty, punctated, powdered, speckled, freckled, flea-bitten, studded, flecked, fleckered, striated, barred, veined, brinded, brindled, tabby, watered, grizzled, listed, embroidered, daedal, naevose, stipiform, strigose, striolate, (iii) PERCEPTIONS OF LIGHT.


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