moorpunky

noun

moor·​pun·​ky
mȯ(r)ˈpəŋkē
plural -es
: a large long ornamental pleasure craft propelled by paddles and formerly used as a state barge in India

Word History

Etymology

Hindi morpākhī, from morpãkhī of a peacock wing, from mor peacock (from Sanskrit mayūra) + pãkh wing, feather (from Sanskrit pakṣa); from its peacock-shaped sternpiece

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“Moorpunky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moorpunky. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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