anguine

[ ang-gwin ]
/ ˈæŋ gwɪn /

adjective

pertaining to or resembling a snake.

Nearby words

  1. angsty,
  2. anguier,
  3. anguier, françois,
  4. anguilla,
  5. anguilliform,
  6. anguish,
  7. anguished,
  8. anguishous,
  9. angular,
  10. angular acceleration

Origin of anguine

1650–60; < Latin anguīnus pertaining to a snake, equivalent to angu(is) snake, serpent + -īnus -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for anguine

anguine

/ (ˈæŋɡwɪn) /

adjective

of, relating to, or similar to a snake

Word Origin for anguine

C17: from Latin anguīnus, from anguis snake

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