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noun, genitive Pa·vo·nis [puh-voh-nis] /pəˈvoʊ nɪs/. Astronomy.
  1. the Peacock, a southern constellation between Triangulum Australe and Indus.
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Origin of Pavo

From the Latin word pāvō peacock
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Examples from the Web for pavo

Historical Examples of pavo

  • Why, seor Don Martial, do you wish to insult me by taking me for a pavo (goose)?

    The Tiger-Slayer

    Gustave Aimard

  • The paven (from pavo, a peacock) is a grave, majestic dance.

    The Eve of All-Hallows, v. 1 of 3

    Matthew Weld Hartstonge

  • The flesh of this pavo was like softened ivory, and his fat like unto clotted cream.

  • The Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) usually lay their large white eggs on the ground in long grass or thick undergrowth.

  • Pavo Real—as brave a little man as ever was seen—made many salaams and obeisances, but move he would not.

    Tom Cringle's Log

    Michael Scott

British Dictionary definitions for pavo


noun Latin genitive Pavonis (pəˈvəʊnɪs)
  1. a small constellation near the South Pole lying between Tucana and Ara
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Word Origin for Pavo

Latin: peacock
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