- having the color aqua.
Origin of aqua
Examples from the Web for aquae
His health had given way and he was taking the waters at Aquae Solis.The Unwilling Vestal
Edward Lucas White
Farinam in mortarium indito, aquae paulatim addito, subigitoque pulchre.Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
His death afforded the Romans7 more joy than his victory at Aquae Sextiae.Selections from Viri Romae
Charles Franois L'Homond
Chaves is the ancient Aquae Flaviae, famous for its hot saline springs, which are still in use.
It is much frequented on account of its hot saline springs, which were known to the Romans under the name Aquae Borvonis.
- 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
- short for aquamarine (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for aquae
"water," late 14c.; see aqua-. Used in late Middle English in combinations to mean "decoction, solution" (cf. aqua regia, a mix of concentrated acids, literally "royal water," so called for its power to dissolve gold and other "noble" metals). As the name of a light greenish-blue color, 1936.