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Pavo

noun Pa·vo \ ˈpā-(ˌ)vō , ˈpä- \

Definition of Pavo

:a genus of gallinaceous birds (family Phasianidae) consisting of the peacocks

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Origin and Etymology of pavo

New Latin, from Latin, peacock


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Pavo

noun Pa·vo \ ˈpā-(ˌ)vō \

Definition of Pavo

astronomy
:a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Telescopium and Octans and that is represented by the figure of a peacock
  • The region covers a third of the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere, from the constellation Centaurus on one side to Pavo and Indus on the other.
  • —Philip J. HiltsNew York Times12 Jan. 1990

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First Known Use of pavo

1728


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of Pavo


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