Pavan

Pav"an

(?), n. [F. pavane; cf. It. & Sp. pavana, and Sp. pavon, pavo, a peacock, L. pavo.] A stately and formal Spanish dance for which full state costume is worn; -- so called from the resemblance of its movements to those of the peacock.
[Written also pavane, paven, pavian, and pavin.]

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Pa`v"

(?), n. [F., from paver to pave. See Pave.] The pavement.
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Nymphe du pav (), a prostitute who solicits in the street; a streetwalker. [A low euphemism.]
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