MEANING: noun: A bright red color.
adjective: Of bright red color.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French pouncel (poppy), diminutive of paon (peacock), from Latin pavo (peacock). Peacocks are not red, so why this word after a peacock? The poppy flower got this name because its vivid red color was compared to the bright colors of a peacock. A related word is pavonine. Earliest documented use: 1774.

SPONCEAU - the company that pays the bill for your TV program ("...and now, a word from our SPONCEAU...")

PONTEAU - a bridge over troubled waters (French)

PONCHEAU - a Villa in Chihuahua Province of northern Mexico