noun, genitive Pa·vo·nis [puh-voh-nis] /pəˈvoʊ nɪs/. Astronomy.

the Peacock, a southern constellation between Triangulum Australe and Indus.

Origin of Pavo

From the Latin word pāvō peacock Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun Latin genitive Pavonis (pəˈvəʊnɪs)

a small constellation near the South Pole lying between Tucana and Ara

Word Origin for Pavo

Latin: peacock

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