[ pey-voh ]
/ ˈpeɪ voʊ /
noun, genitive Pa·vo·nis [puh-voh-nis]. /pəˈvoʊ nɪs/. Astronomy.
the Peacock, a southern constellation between Triangulum Australe and Indus.
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Origin of Pavo
From the Latin word pāvōpeacock
Words nearby Pavo
, Pavlovian conditioning
, Pavlov's dogs
, pavor nocturnus
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use Pavo in a sentence
The Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) usually lay their large white eggs on the ground in long grass or thick undergrowth.
Seor Pavo skilfully profited by this state of affairs to sow seeds of disaffection among the Frenchmen.
The company was henceforth surrendered defencelessly to the machinations of Seor Pavo.
These two emissaries were selected by Seor Pavo, for the worthy man knew perfectly well what he was about.
British Dictionary definitions for Pavo
noun Latin genitive Pavonis (pəˈvəʊnɪs)
a small constellation near the South Pole lying between Tucana and Ara
Word Origin for Pavo
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