Definition of cinereous in English:


Syllabification: ci·ne·re·ous
Pronunciation: /səˈni(ə)rēəs


(Especially of hair or feathers) ash-gray.
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  • The stems are covered with several barks or rinds, the latter being of a cinereous dirt color and very thin.


late Middle English: from Latin cinereus 'similar to ashes' (from cinis, ciner- 'ashes') + -ous.

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