- of or like a peacock.
- resembling the feathers of a peacock, as in coloring.
Origin of pavonine
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Scarce one of us domestic birds but imitates the lanky, pavonine strut, and shrill, genteel scream.The Book of Snobs
William Makepeace Thackeray
- of or resembling a peacock or the colours, design, or iridescence of a peacock's tail
Word Origin for pavonine
C17: from Latin pāvōnīnus, from pāvō peacock
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