Ptica velikog, lepog, šarenog repa.
ETYM Old Eng. pecok. Pea- in this word is from AS. peá, pâwa, peacock, from Latin pavo, prob. of Oriental origin.
Male peafowl; having a crested head and very large fanlike tail marked with iridescent eyes or spots.
Technically, the male of any of various large pheasants. The name is most often used for the common peacock Pavo cristatus, a bird of the pheasant family, native to S Asia. It is rather larger than a pheasant. The male has a large fan-shaped tail, brightly colored with blue, green, and purple “eyes” on a chestnut background. The female (peahen) is brown with a small tail.
Sinonimi: bird of Juno
Very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often raised as an ornamental bird; SYN. bird of Juno.
Either of two very large terrestrial pheasants (Pavo cristatus and p. muticus) of southeastern Asia and India that are often reared as ornamental fowls