from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A much-disputed word: in the quotation from Hamlet considered by many commentators to mean ‘a peacock.’

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A peacock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic A peacock, a male peafowl, noted for its large and extravagantly coloured tail.
  • noun obsolete, pejorative A person. (The precise implications of this term are unclear.)


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  • peacock

    January 22, 2009