aquiline

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

adjective

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

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  1. aquidneck island,
  2. aquifer,
  3. aquila,
  4. aquilegia,
  5. aquileia,
  6. aquilo,
  7. aquinas,
  8. aquinas, saint thomas,
  9. aquinas, thomas,
  10. aquino

Origin of aquiline

1640–50; (< F) < Latin aquilīnus. See Aquila, -ine1

Related formsaq·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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Word Origin and History for aquiline

aquiline

adj.

"curved like an eagle's beak," 1640s, originally in English in reference to long, hooked noses, from Latin aquilinus "of or like an eagle," from aquila "eagle," of uncertain origin, usually explained as "the dark bird;" cf. aquilus "blackish, of the color of darkness."

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