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waterish

[waw-ter-ish, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tər ɪʃ, ˈwɒt ər-/
adjective
1.
somewhat, or tending to be, watery.
Origin of waterish
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; water + -ish1
Related forms
waterishly, adverb
waterishness, noun
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  • The Sugar peare is an early peare, very sweete, but waterish.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The blacke Peach is a great large Peach, of a very darke browne colour on the outside, it is of a waterish taste, and late ripe.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The Blacke Peach is a great large Peach, of a very darke browne colour on the outside, it is of a waterish taste, and late ripe.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • If it be passionate it will be yellow; if melancholy, it will be black, and if phlegmatic, it will be waterish and whitish.

  • Lydia Melford is too milk–and–waterish, but the two first–named are drawn with masterly precision and force.

    Tobias Smollett Oliphant Smeaton
  • Some thinke the Hasell would haue a chanily rocke, and the sallow, and eller a waterish marish.

    A New Orchard And Garden William Lawson

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