[ pee-hen ]
/ ˈpiˌhɛn /


the female peafowl.

Nearby words

  1. peacock's tail,
  2. peacock, thomas love,
  3. peacock-flower,
  4. peafowl,
  5. peag,
  6. peak,
  7. peak district,
  8. peak experience,
  9. peak expiratory flow,
  10. peak flow meter

Origin of peahen

First recorded in 1375–1425, peahen is from the late Middle English word pehenne. See peacock, hen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for peahen



c.1400, from Old English pawa "peafowl" (see peacock) + hen.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper