- meadows's syndrome,
- meal moth
Origin of meager
Examples from the Web for meagerly
No association is so humdrum that it cannot be quickened into life, no matter how long it has been meagerly taking its course.
In too many instances, the sublimity of genius was meagerly illustrated by these aspirants for notoriety.The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion|Henry Lunettes
It was a tiny room, whitewashed; meagerly and nondescriptly furnished.Out of the Air|Inez Haynes Irwin
They were all children, meagerly clothed, badly nourished, ill developed.And Thus He Came|Cyrus Townsend Brady
In France, indeed, if one did not do a great many things before breakfast, the work of life would be but meagerly performed.The Galaxy|Various
late 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), "lean, thin, emaciated" (of persons or animals), from Old French megre, maigre "thin" (12c.), from Latin macrum (nominative macer) "lean, thin" (source of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian magro), from PIE *makro- (see macro-). Of material things (land, food, etc.) from early 15c. Cognate Germanic words (Old Norse magr "thin," Old High German magar, German mager, Middle Dutch magher, Dutch mager, Old English mæger) come directly from the PIE root via Proto-Germanic *magras and are not from Latin.