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Letterario Numerico: 1. pink. -
Fonetico Alfabetico: P > to permit - piano - pink - pumpkin -
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- 1 (Vetr,Met) smerigliatura f.
- 2 (Am,Dolc) (icing) glassa f.
- 1 gomma f. per cancellare.
- 2 (for a blackboard) cancellino m.
- 3 (steel eraser) raschino m.
- 4 (person) chi cancella.
- 1 (Bot) fragola f.
- 2 (colour) rosso m. fragola, rosa f. fragola.
- 1 di fragole: strawberry jam marmellata di fragole.
- 2 (of the colour strawberry) rosso fragola, rosa fragola.
pilcrow \PIL-kroh\ , noun:
a paragraph mark.
-- Keith Houston, Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks, 2013
-- Adam Mars-Jones, Pilcrow, 2008
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pavonine, adj. and n.
Etymology: < classical Latin pāvōnīnus of a peacock, made from peacock's feathers < pāvōn- , pāvō peacock (see pawn n.2) + -īnus -ine suffix1. In Special uses, after scientific Latin pavoninus, used as a specific name.
a. Chiefly literary. Of, relating to, resembling, or characteristic of a peacock.
1656 T. Blount Glossographia, Pavonine, of or belonging to a Peacock or a Peahen.
1848 Thackeray Bk. Snobs xx. 75 The lanky, pavonine strut, and shrill genteel scream.
1853 J. Ruskin Stones of Venice I. ii. 20 Groups of peacocks and lions..not expressive of very accurate knowledge either of leonine or pavonine forms.
1960 I. Wallach Absence of Cello (1961) 12 He began to wonder if he could tolerate the pavonine antics of a personnel director.
1989 Jrnl. Amer. Oriental Soc. 109 397/2 The koklas pheasant (Pucrasia macrolopha), a handsome fowl..whose iridescent green-black head is surmounted by a fine crest... It suggests a pavonine presence.
b. Zool. Belonging to or relating to the subfamily or former family Pavoninae, including the peafowl and formerly (in some classifications) certain other gallinaceous birds with erectile tail feathers such as the turkey, Meleagris gallopavo. Now rare.
1842 J. J. Audubon Birds of Amer. V. 41 (heading) Pavoninæ. Pavonine Birds.
1856 Proc. Essex Inst. 1 229 Order—Gallinæ. Family—Pavoninæ. Pavonine Birds.
2003 Zool. Jrnl. Linn. Soc. 137 227 Relationships within the remainder of the phasianoid taxa, including..‘pavonine’ galliforms (i.e. peafowl; Pavo, Afropavo, Rheinardia, Argusianus and Polyplectron spp.) remain largely unresolved.
2. Resembling the neck or tail of a peacock in colouring or iridescence.
1688 R. Holme Acad. Armory ii. 313/1 Pavonine, Peacock colour, or Peacock like.
1787 W. F. Mavor New Dict. Nat. Hist. at Aracari, The breast, and whole lower belly of this bird, are elegantly cloathed with yellow feathers, mingled with pavonine.
1813 J. Forsyth Remarks Excurs. Italy 162 Plain marbles were stained or inlaid..: hence their pavonine beds.
1854 J. D. Whitney Metallic Wealth U.S. vi. 217 Barnhardtite..is of a pale yellow color.., tarnishing with bronze-colored and pavonine tints.
1876 Jrnl. Anthropol. Inst. 5 291 Besides the ‘corallata’ before mentioned, there is a stone with irregular stains of pavonine colour, taking a polish which equals that of the finest Roman conglomerates.
1937 O. Sitwell Mrs. Kimber 6 Southern seas..Their pale sands Paven with pavonine and roseate shells.
1991 R. Condon Final Addiction 211 He was put down on a beach which overlooked a pavonine sea on which slumped the guilty tanker, Bergquist, impaled on its villainous reef.
†1. = peacock-tail tarnish n. at peacock's tail n. Compounds. Obs. rare.
1805 R. Jameson Treat. External Characters Minerals 5 Peacock tail or pavonine tarnish. This is an assemblage of yellow, green, blue, red, and a good deal of brown, on a yellow ground... Example, copper pyrites.
1825 W. Hamilton Hand-bk. Terms Arts & Sci., Pavonine..In Painting, peacock tail tarnish.
2. Zool. A bird of the subfamily or former family Pavoninae; a peafowl. rare.
In the names of species of bird resembling peacocks in colour, markings, etc., as pavonine cuckoo, pavonine quetzal, pavonine toucan.
1793 W. Smellie tr. Buffon Nat. Hist. Birds VII. 119 Ramphastos Pavoninus Gmel. Tucana Mexicana Viridis. Briss. The Pavonine Toucan. Lath.
?a1808 Universal Syst. Nat. Hist. IV. 294 The Pavonine Toucan. This is of the size and shape of a parrot; its plumage is almost entirely green, only sprinkled with some red spots.
1970 R. Meyer de Schauensee Birds S. Amer. 164/2 Pavonine quetzal. Pharomachrus pavoninus.
1997 J. del Hoyo et al. Handbk. Birds of World IV. 528/2 The brood-parasitic Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus), Pavonine Cuckoo (Dromococcyx pavoninus) and American Striped Cuckoo use several species of host, but most typically passerines with covered, domed nests.