Pronunciation: (pē'foul"), [key]
—pl. -fowls, (esp. collectively) -fowl.
any of several gallinaceous birds of the genera Pavo, of India, Sri Lanka, southeastern Asia, and the East Indies, and Afropavo, of Africa. Cf. peacock, peahen.
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