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aquiline

[ ak-wuh-lahyn, -lin ]
/ ˈæk wəˌlaɪn, -lɪn /
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adjective

(of the nose) shaped like an eagle's beak; hooked.
of or like the eagle.

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Origin of aquiline

First recorded in 1640–50; from French or directly from Latin aquilīnus, derivative of aquila “eagle;” see origin at eagle, -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM aquiline

aq·ui·lin·i·ty [ak-wuh-lin-i-tee], /ˌæk wəˈlɪn ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aquiline

aquiline
/ (ˈækwɪˌlaɪn) /

adjective

(of a nose) having the curved or hooked shape of an eagle's beak
of or resembling an eagle

Word Origin for aquiline

C17: from Latin aquilīnus, from aquila eagle
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