Definition of moorpunky
: a large long ornamental pleasure craft propelled by paddles and formerly used as a state barge in India
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Origin and Etymology of moorpunky
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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