palfrey

Pronunciation /ˈpɔːlfri/ /ˈpalfri/
noun palfreys
archaic
A docile horse used for ordinary riding, especially by women.

Origin
Middle English from Old French palefrei, from medieval Latin palefredus, alteration of late Latin paraveredus, from Greek para ‘beside, extra’ + Latin veredus ‘light horse’.

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Peggy patted the palfrey.
Though archaic, she will be
Riding later in the day.
It’s her form of daily play.

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