moorpunky

noun
moor·​pun·​ky | \ mȯ(r)ˈpəŋkē \
plural -es

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Moorpunky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moorpunky. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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