—n. 1. the male of the peafowl distinguished by its long, erectile, greenish, iridescent tail coverts that are brilliantly marked with ocellated spots and that can be spread in a fan.
2. any peafowl.
3. a vain, self-conscious person.
4. (cap.) Astron.the constellation Pavo.
—v.i. to make a vainglorious display; strut like a peacock.
Pronunciation: (pē'kok"),[key] —n. Thomas Love, 1785–1866, English poet and novelist.