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cinereous

Line breaks: cin¦er|eous
Pronunciation: /sɪˈnɪərɪəs
 
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Definition of cinereous in English:

adjective

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

Origin

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

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