from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Apus and Indus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Phasianinae — the peafowl (peacocks).
- proper n. A constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a peacock. It lies between the constellations Telescopium and Octans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of birds, including the peacocks.
- proper n. The Peacock, a constellation of the southern hemisphere.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, the typical genus of Pavoninæ, having the upper tail-coverts in the male developed into a magnificent train capable of being erected and spread into a disk, the tarsi spurred, and the head crested; the peacocks.
- n. A southern constellation, the Peacock, situated south of Sagittarius.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small constellation near the South Pole between Tucana and Ara
- n. peafowl
Latin pāvō, peacock.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin pāvō ("peacock"). (Wiktionary)
Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From Latin pāvō ("peacock"). (Wiktionary)