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peacock

noun [C] uk   /ˈpiː.kɒk/  us   /-kɑːk/
a large bird, the male of which has very long tail feathers that it can spread out to show bright colours and patterns shaped like eyes old-fashioned disapproving a man is who is very proud of his appearance and gives a lot of attention to his clothes and the way he dresses
Translations of “peacock”
in Arabic طاووس…
in Korean (수컷) 공작…
in Malaysian burung merak jantan…
in French paon, paonne…
in Turkish tavus kuşu…
in Italian pavone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 孔雀, 注重儀表和衣飾的男子,虛榮驕傲的男子…
in Russian павлин…
in Polish paw…
in Vietnamese con công trống…
in Spanish pavo real…
in Portuguese pavão…
in Thai นกยูง…
in German der Pfau…
in Catalan paó…
in Japanese クジャク…
in Indonesian merak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 孔雀, 注重仪表和衣饰的男子,虚荣骄傲的男子…
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