[pis-ee-uh s, pahy-see-uh s]
- of, relating to, or resembling pitch.
- inflammable; combustible.
- Zoology. black or nearly black as pitch.
Origin of piceous
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The labrum or upper-lip is fulvous; and the antenn are piceous.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)
- of, relating to, or resembling pitch
C17: from Latin piceus, from pix pitch ²
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