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

  2. a light greenish-blue color.

  1. having the color aqua.

Origin of aqua

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin: water

Other definitions for aqua- (2 of 2)


  1. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for aqua


/ (ˈækwə) /

nounplural aquae (ˈækwiː) or aquas
  1. 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


Origin of aqua

Latin: water

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