Definition of cinereous in English:


Line breaks: cin¦er|eous
Pronunciation: /sɪˈnɪərɪəs


  • (Especially of hair or feathers) ash-grey.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

More definitions of cinereous

Definition of cinereous in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
a slit made by cutting with a saw