Definition of peafowl in English:



  • A large crested pheasant native to Asia.

    Two genera and three species in the family Phasianidae, in particular the widely introduced common peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

    ‘A final goal was to determine if the grey peacock pheasant is a pheasant or a peafowl.’
    • ‘Other birds which are grouped with the pheasant include peacock-pheasant and peafowl.’
    • ‘In fact, it is only a matter of time before an accident is caused by a driver attempting to avoid a peafowl.’
    • ‘Despite their notorious long-distance calls, courting peafowl do not vocalize in that situation.’
    • ‘By now very interested in peafowl, I began to make inquiries.’



/ˈpēˌfoul/ /ˈpiˌfaʊl/