One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In India: a kind of pleasure boat used on the River Ganges, built in the shape of a peacock.
Mid 18th century. From Hindi mor-paṅkhī, lit. ‘resembling a peacock's wing’ from mor-paṅkh peacock's wing (from mor peacock (from Sanskrit mayūra) + -paṅkh wing) + -ī, feminine suffix forming adjectives.
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