[ lat-uh-rish-uhs ]
/ ˌlæt əˈrɪʃ əs /
of the color of brick; brick-red.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of lateritious
First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin laterīcius “made of brick,” equivalent to later “brick” + -īcius adjective suffix denoting materials; see -itious
Words nearby lateritious
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