[ ang-gwin ]
/ ˈæŋ gwɪn /
pertaining to or resembling a snake.
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Origin of anguine
1650–60; < Latin anguīnus pertaining to a snake, equivalent to angu(is) snake, serpent + -īnus -ine1
Words nearby anguine
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British Dictionary definitions for anguine
/ (ˈæŋɡwɪn) /
of, relating to, or similar to a snake
Word Origin for anguine
C17: from Latin anguīnus, from anguis snake
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