pavonine

adjective

pav·​o·​nine
ˈpavəˌnīn,
-nə̇n
1
a
: of, relating to, or resembling the peacock
b
: colored like a peacock's tail or neck : iridescent
2
: of the color peacock

Word History

Etymology

Latin pavoninus, from pavon-, pavo peacock + -inus -ine

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“Pavonine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pavonine. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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