Definition of pavonine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpavəˌnīn/ Pronunciation: /-nin/


literary, rare
Of or like a peacock.
Example sentences
  • Well how about ‘columbine’, ‘pavonine’ or ‘pteropine’?


Mid 17th century: from Latin pavoninus, from pavo, pavon- 'peacock'.

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Syllabification: pav·o·nine

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