[ ih-rig-yoo-uhs ]
/ ɪˈrɪg yu əs /
well-watered, as land.
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Origin of irriguous
First recorded in 1645–55; from Latin irriguus, “having a constant supply of water, well-watered,” equivalent to irrig(āre) “to wet, water, drench” + -uus adjective suffix; see irrigate
Words nearby irriguous
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British Dictionary definitions for irriguous
/ (ɪˈrɪɡjʊəs) /
archaic, or poetic well-watered; watery
Word Origin for irriguous
C17: from Latin irriguus supplied with water, from riguus watered; see irrigate
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