pavonine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pāvōnīnus, from pāvō ‎(peacock).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pavonine ‎(comparative more pavonine, superlative most pavonine)

  1. Of or pertaining to the genus Pavo or its family Pavonidae, including the peafowl.
  2. Possessing the coloring or iridescence of a peacock feather.
  3. Resembling the tail of a peacock.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

pavonine ‎(uncountable)

  1. Tarnish found on some ores and metals which resembles the tail feathers of a peacock.
  2. Any bird from the family Pavonidae.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pāvōnīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of pāvōnīnus