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Topic: BIRDS

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: pea 'peacock' (900-1000) (from Old English, from Latin pavo) + cock

peacock

noun
     
peacock
pea‧cock [countable]
HBB 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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