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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Of, relating to, or resembling the peacock.

Usage examples (11)
  • Here Cooney calls Peter Osgood "pavonine", which my dictionary tells me means "of or resembling a peacock".
  • A quick twist took Agia out of her pavonine gown; it lay about her brown, dusty feet like a heap of precious stones.
  • She wore a pavonine brocade gown of amazing richness and raggedness, and as I watched her, the sun touched a rent just below her waist, turning the skin there to palest...
  • It suggested Thecla's book, in which I had read it; and that, in turn, the great volume of pavonine leather the old Autarch had shown me when I had asked him the way to... for more
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