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novercal

[noh-vur-kuh l] /noʊˈvɜr kəl/
adjective
1.
of, like, or befitting a stepmother.
Origin of novercal
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin novercālis, equivalent to noverc(a) stepmother + -ālis -al1
Related forms
unnovercal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for novercal

novercal

/nəʊˈvɜːkəl/
adjective
1.
(rare) stepmotherly
Word Origin
C17: from Latin novercālis, from noverca stepmother
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