- in the state of or reduced to ashes: cinereous bodies.
- resembling ashes.
- ashen; ash-colored; grayish: a cinereous bird.
Origin of cinereous
Examples from the Web for cinereous
Historical Examples of cinereous
The gills are slightly emarginate, rather narrow, cinereous.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The place did not even justify its name, for it was a cinereous wreck.The Scapegoat
As, when we say hirsuto-cinereous, we mean that the hirsuties only of a body is cinereous.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
Alcorn found the cinereous shrew at most of his trapping stations.Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway
Rollin H. Baker
Cinereous, or Cineraceous, ash-grayish; of the color of ashes.The Elements of Botany
- of a greyish colour
- resembling or consisting of ashes