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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peacock \Pea"cock`\ (p[=e]"k[o^]k`), n. [OE. pecok. Pea- in this
   word is from AS. pe['a], p[=a]wa, peacock, fr. L. pavo, prob.
   of Oriental origin; cf. Gr. taw`s, taw^s, Per. t[=a]us,
   t[=a]wus, Ar. t[=a]w[=u]s. See Cock the bird.]
   1. (Zool.) The male of any pheasant of the genus Pavo, of
      which at least two species are known, native of Southern
      Asia and the East Indies.
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   Note: The upper tail coverts, which are long and capable of
         erection, are each marked with a black spot bordered by
         concentric bands of brilliant blue, green, and golden
         colors. The common domesticated species is {Pavo
         cristatus}. The Javan peacock (Pavo muticus) is more
         brilliantly colored than the common species.
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   2. In common usage, the species in general or collectively; a
      peafowl.
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   Peacock butterfly (Zool.), a handsome European butterfly
      (Hamadryas Io) having ocelli like those of peacock.

   Peacock fish (Zool.), the European blue-striped wrasse
      (Labrus variegatus); -- so called on account of its
      brilliant colors. Called also cook wrasse and cook.

   Peacock pheasant (Zool.), any one of several species of
      handsome Asiatic pheasants of the genus Polyplectron.
      They resemble the peacock in color.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cook \Cook\ (k[=oo]k), v. i. [Of imitative origin.]
   To make the noise of the cuckoo. [Obs. or R.]
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         Constant cuckoos cook on every side.     --The
                                                  Silkworms
                                                  (1599).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cook \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), v. t. [Etymol. unknown.]
   To throw. [Prov.Eng.] "Cook me that ball." --Grose.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cook \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), n. [AS. c[=o]c, fr. L. cocus, coquus,
   coquus, fr. coquere to cook; akin to Gr. pe`ptein, Skr. pac,
   and to E. apricot, biscuit, concoct, dyspepsia, precocious.
   Cf. Pumpkin.]
   1. One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one
      who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.
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   2. (Zool.) A fish, the European striped wrasse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cook \Cook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooked (k[oo^]kt); p. pr &
   vb. n. Cooking.]
   1. To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking,
      broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency
      of fire or heat.
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   2. To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to
      garble; -- often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook
      an account. [Colloq.]
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            They all of them receive the same advices from
            abroad, and very often in the same words; but their
            way of cooking it is so different.    --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cook \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), v. i.
   To prepare food for the table.
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