Definition of cinereous in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɪˈnɪərɪəs/


(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.


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

Words that rhyme with cinereous

deleterious, imperious, mysterious, Nereus, serious, Tiberius

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