[ hur-sahyn, -sin ]
/ ˈhɜr saɪn, -sɪn /
of, relating to, or resembling a goat.
having a goatish odor.
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Origin of hircine
1650–60; <Latin hircīnus of a goat, equivalent to hirc(us) goat + -īnus-ine1
Words nearby hircine
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Example sentences from the Web for hircine
Hircine, hėr′sīn, adj. goat-like: having a strong goatish smell.
British Dictionary definitions for hircine
/ (ˈhɜːsaɪn, -sɪn) /
archaic of or like a goat, esp in smell
literary lustful; lascivious
Word Origin for hircine
C17: from Latin hircīnus, from hircus goat
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