Definition of peacock's feather in English:

peacock's feather

Pronunciation /ˌpiːkɒks ˈfɛðə/


  • Any of the feathers of a peacock; specifically one of the long feathers forming the tail coverts, having an iridescent eye-like marking towards the end. (Used figuratively as a symbol of ostentation or vainglory.).


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Mandeville's Travels. From the genitive of peacock + feather.