crine

[ krahyn ]
/ kraɪn /

noun

hair; head of hair.

Origin of crine

First recorded in 1605–15, crine is from the Latin word crīnis hair
Related formscri·nal, adjectivein·ter·cri·nal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for crine

crine


v.

c.1500, "to shrink, shrivel," from Scottish English, from Gaelic crion "to whither."

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