pavilion

[ puh-vil-yuh n ]
/ pəˈvɪl yən /

noun

verb (used with object)

to shelter in or as if in a pavilion.
to furnish with pavilions.

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Origin of pavilion

1250–1300; Middle English pavilon < Old French paveillon < Latin pāpiliōn- (stem of pāpiliō) butterfly

OTHER WORDS FROM pavilion

un·pa·vil·ioned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pavilion

pavilion
/ (pəˈvɪljən) /

noun

verb (tr) literary

to place or set in or as if in a pavilionpavilioned in splendour
to provide with a pavilion or pavilions

Word Origin for pavilion

C13: from Old French pavillon canopied structure, from Latin pāpiliō butterfly, tent
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