peahen [pē′hen΄]
a female peafowl

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  • Peahen — Pea hen , n. [See {Peacock}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The hen or female peafowl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peahen — ► NOUN ▪ a female peafowl, which has drabber colours and a shorter tail than the male …   English terms dictionary

  • peahen — UK [ˈpiːˌhen] / US [ˈpɪˌhen] noun [countable] Word forms peahen : singular peahen plural peahens a large brown bird that is a female peacock …   English dictionary

  • Peahen Alley —    West out of Bishopsgate Street. In Bishopsgate Ward Within (O. and M. 1677 Strype, 1755).    First mention: Pehan Alley in parish of St. Ethelburg, 36 H. VI II. 1544 (L. and P. H. VIII. Dom. S. XIX. Pt. 2, p.84).    It seems to lie north of… …   Dictionary of London

  • peahen — noun Etymology: Middle English pehenne, from pe + henne hen Date: 15th century a female peafowl …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peahen — /pee hen /, n. the female peafowl. [1375 1425; late ME pehenne. See PEACOCK, HEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • peahen — noun /ˈpiː.hɛn/ A female peafowl. See Also: hen, peacock, peafowl …   Wiktionary

  • peahen — pea|hen [ˈpi:hen] n a female ↑peacock …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peahen — pea|hen [ pi,hen ] noun count a large brown bird that is a female PEACOCK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peahen — pɪːhen n. female peacock …   English contemporary dictionary

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