Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A female peafowl.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hen or female peafowl.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The hen or female peafowl.

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

  • noun A female peafowl.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun female peafowl

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English pohen, pehenne : po, peacock; see peacock + hen, female bird; see hen.]

Examples

  • The brown female peacock, known as a peahen, has been on the loose in north Edmonton for the past couple days after escaping from her owner's home.

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  • Darwin considered the peacock's tail to be an example of sexual selection, that is, the peahen prefers the more colourful peacock tails, so evolution favours more colourful tails.

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  • Darwin considered the peacock's tail to be an example of sexual selection, that is, the peahen prefers the more colourful peacock tails, so evolution favours more colourful tails.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Darwin considered the peacock's tail to be an example of sexual selection, that is, the peahen prefers the more colourful peacock tails, so evolution favours more colourful tails.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Darwin considered the peacock's tail to be an example of sexual selection, that is, the peahen prefers the more colourful peacock tails, so evolution favours more colourful tails.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Darwin considered the peacock's tail to be an example of sexual selection, that is, the peahen prefers the more colourful peacock tails, so evolution favours more colourful tails.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Darwin considered the peacock's tail to be an example of sexual selection, that is, the peahen prefers the more colourful peacock tails, so evolution favours more colourful tails.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Darwin considered the peacock's tail to be an example of sexual selection, that is, the peahen prefers the more colourful peacock tails, so evolution favours more colourful tails.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Darwin considered the peacock's tail to be an example of sexual selection, that is, the peahen prefers the more colourful peacock tails, so evolution favours more colourful tails.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Cutting the tails of peacocks short prevents them from attracting peahens, but having a slightly larger tail than a rival does not make much difference, because the peahen cannot tell the difference.

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