pavonine definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or resembling a peacock.
    • Resembling a peacock's end in color, design, or iridescence.
    • Of or with respect to the genus Pavo or its sub-family Pavoninae, like the peafowl.
    • having the color or iridescence of a peacock feather.
    • Resembling the tail of a peacock.
    • Like, or with respect to, the genus Pavo.
    • Characteristic of a peacock; resembling the tail of a peacock, like in colors; iridescent.
  • noun:
    • Tarnish available on some ores and metals which resembles the tail feathers of a peacock.
    • Any bird through the sub-family Pavonin√¶.
    • Peacock's-tail tarnish; the iridescent luster available on some ores and metallic items.
  • others:
    • with respect to, resembling, or attribute of a peacock; pavonian.
    • Resembling a peacock's tail in iridescence.

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