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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pāvōnīnus, from pāvō (peacock).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpævəˌnaɪn/
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AdjectiveEdit

pavonine (comparative more pavonine, superlative most pavonine)

  1. Of or pertaining to the genus Pavo or its family Pavonidae, including the peafowl.
  2. Possessing the coloring or iridescence of a peacock feather.
  3. Resembling the tail of a peacock.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

pavonine (uncountable)

  1. Tarnish found on some ores and metals which resembles the tail feathers of a peacock.
  2. Any bird from the family Pavonidae.

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pāvōnīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of pāvōnīnus