Pronounced: MUM-pish

Notes: This word is not what I thought it was

Yesterday’s word

The word pavonine means

  • of, or like, a peacock
  • resembling the feathers of a peacock, as in coloring and array
First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Latin word pāvōnīnus, a derivative of pāvō from the stem pāvōn (peacock) combined with -ine (of or pertaining to; made of; of the nature of; like)

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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