[ pee-hen ]

  1. the female peafowl.

Origin of peahen

First recorded in 1375–1425, peahen is from the late Middle English word pehenne.See peacock, hen

Words Nearby peahen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use peahen in a sentence

  • Pea′chick, the young of the pea-fowl; Pea′cock-fish, a variegated labroid fish; Pea′-fowl, the peacock or peahen.

  • His son went into the world to search everywhere for his peahen, taking only one servant to serve him.

    Serbian Folk-lore | Anonymous
  • At length he resolved to go and look after his peahen, and never to come back again unless he should find her.

    Serbian Folk-lore | Anonymous
  • The peahen usually lays from four to six eggs—rarely more than eight or ten.

    Our Domestic Birds | John H. Robinson
  • Then the girl turned again into a peahen, and flew away with the other eight.

    Serbian Folk-lore | Anonymous