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English definition of “peacock”

peacock

noun [C]     /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 Other wild birdsBirds which live by or on inland waterBirds of prey 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 Kinds of menMen and womenModern and fashionableFashionModern and fashionable
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