in the state of or reduced to ashes: cinereous bodies.
ashen; ash-colored; grayish: a cinereous bird.
- Also cin·er·i·tious [sin-uh-rish-uhs]. /ˌsɪn əˈrɪʃ əs/.
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How to use cinereous in a sentence
Their colour is generally of a cinereous hue, but a few were noticed that were variegated black and white.
The under wings are without any spots, but are bordered behind by a cinereous thread.
In the arrangement of the cinereous lines, it presents a general resemblance to B. fuscus saur.
Alcorn found the cinereous shrew at most of his trapping stations.Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway | Rollin H. Baker
Beneath the long hairs, in all parts, there is a thick coat of cinereous wool of exquisite fineness.Delineations of the Ox Tribe | George Vasey
British Dictionary definitions for cinereous
of a greyish colour
resembling or consisting of ashes
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