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laky1

[ley-kee]
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adjective, lak·i·er, lak·i·est.
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a lake.

Origin of laky1

First recorded in 1605–15; lake1 + -y1

laky2

[ley-kee]
adjective
  1. of the color of a lake pigment.

Origin of laky2

First recorded in 1840–50; lake2 + -y1
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Historical Examples

  • The quaint heptahedral lamps threw splashed shimmers of topaz colour across the laky pavement.

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley


British Dictionary definitions for laky

laky

adjective lakier or lakiest
  1. of the reddish colour of the pigment lake
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laky in Medicine

laky

(lākē)
adj.
  1. Having a transparent, bright-red appearance. Used of serum or plasma containing hemoglobin from hemolyzed red blood cells.
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