cinereous [si-neer-ee-uh s] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective in the state of or reduced to ashes: cinereous bodies. resembling ashes. ashen; ash-colored; grayish: a cinereous bird.

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  • Also cin·er·i·tious [sin-uh-rish-uh s] /ˌsɪn əˈrɪʃ əs/. Origin of cinereous 1655–65; Latin cinereus, equivalent to ciner- (stem of cinis) ashes + -eus -eous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for cinereous Historical Examples of cinereous

  • The gills are slightly emarginate, rather narrow, cinereous.

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  • The place did not even justify its name, for it was a cinereous wreck.

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  • As, when we say hirsuto-cinereous, we mean that the hirsuties only of a body is cinereous.

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  • Alcorn found the cinereous shrew at most of his trapping stations.

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  • Cinereous, or Cineraceous, ash-grayish; of the color of ashes.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for cinereous cinereous cineritious (ˌsɪnəˈrɪʃəs) adjective of a greyish colour resembling or consisting of ashes Word Origin for cinereous C17: from Latin cinereus, from cinis ashes Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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