Definition of pavonian in English:

pavonian

adjective

literary
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a peacock; resembling (that of) a peacock; pavonine.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Young (1773–1829), physician and natural philosopher. From classical Latin pāvōn-, pāvō peacock + -ian.

Pronunciation

pavonian

/pəˈvəʊnɪən/