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Line breaks: lon|gev¦ous
Pronunciation: /lɒnˈdʒiːvəs/

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(also longaevous)

Definition of longevous in English:


Living a long time: longevous species


late 17th century: from Latin longaevus, from longus 'long' + aevum 'age'.

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