Definition of pavonine in English:

pavonine

adjective

rare
  • Of or like a peacock:

    ‘such power is capricious, pavonine, and prismatic’
    • ‘Well how about ‘columbine’, ‘pavonine’ or ‘pteropine’?’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin pavoninus, from pavo, pavon- peacock.

Pronunciation

pavonine

/ˈpavənʌɪn/