pavonine

pavonine

[pav-uh-nahyn, -nin]
adjective
1.
of or like a peacock.
2.
resembling the feathers of a peacock, as in coloring.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin pāvōnīnus, derivative of pāvō (stem pāvōn-) peacock; see -ine1

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pavonine (ˈpævəˌnaɪn)
 
adj
of or resembling a peacock or the colours, design, or iridescence of a peacock's tail
 
[C17: from Latin pāvōnīnus, from pāvō peacock]

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