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cinereous

[ si-neer-ee-uhs ]
/ sɪˈnɪər i əs /
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adjective

in the state of or reduced to ashes: cinereous bodies.
resembling ashes.
ashen; ash-colored; grayish: a cinereous bird.

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Also cin·er·i·tious [sin-uh-rish-uhs]. /ˌsɪn əˈrɪʃ əs/.

Origin of cinereous

1655–65; <Latin cinereus, equivalent to ciner- (stem of cinis) ashes + -eus-eous
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British Dictionary definitions for cinereous

cinereous

cineritious (ˌsɪnəˈrɪʃəs)

/ (sɪˈnɪərɪəs) /

adjective

of a greyish colour
resembling or consisting of ashes

Word Origin for cinereous

C17: from Latin cinereus, from cinis ashes
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