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.
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 + -eusDictionary.com 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.
M. E. Hard
The place did not even justify its name, for it was a cinereous wreck.
As, when we say hirsuto-cinereous, we mean that the hirsuties only of a body is cinereous.
Alcorn found the cinereous shrew at most of his trapping stations.
Rollin H. Baker
Cinereous, or Cineraceous, ash-grayish; of the color of ashes.
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