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aqua

[ ak-wuh, ah-kwuh ]
/ ˈæk wə, ˈɑ kwə /
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noun, plural aq·uae [ak-wee, ah-kwee], /ˈæk wi, ˈɑ kwi/, aq·uas.

Chiefly Pharmacology.
  1. water.
  2. a liquid.
  3. a solution, especially in water.
a light greenish-blue color.

adjective

having the color aqua.

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Origin of aqua

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin: water

Definition for aqua (2 of 2)

aqua-

variant of aqui-.

Origin of aqua-

Probably originally attributive use of aqua, or generalized from words in which it is etymologically the head noun of a phrase, as aquamarine, aquatint
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British Dictionary definitions for aqua

aqua
/ (ˈækwə) /

noun plural aquae (ˈækwiː) or aquas

water: used in compound names of certain liquid substances (as in aqua regia) or solutions of substances in water (as in aqua ammoniae), esp in the names of pharmacological solutions

adjective

Latin: water
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