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cinereous

[si-neer-ee-uh s] /sɪˈnɪər i əs/
adjective
1.
in the state of or reduced to ashes:
cinereous bodies.
2.
resembling ashes.
3.
ashen; ash-colored; grayish:
a cinereous bird.
Also, cineritious
[sin-uh-rish-uh s] /ˌsɪn əˈrɪʃ əs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of cinereous
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin cinereus, equivalent to ciner- (stem of cinis) ashes + -eus -eous
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cinereous

/sɪˈnɪərɪəs/
adjective
1.
of a greyish colour
2.
resembling or consisting of ashes
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cinereus, from cinis ashes
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