pavonine

adjective
pav·​o·​nine | \ ˈpavəˌnīn, -nə̇n \

Definition of pavonine

1a : of, relating to, or resembling the peacock
b : colored like a peacock's tail or neck : iridescent
2 : of the color peacock

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History and Etymology for pavonine

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 17 Aug. 2022.

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