[ nit-id ]
/ ˈnɪt ɪd /
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of nitid
<Latin nitidus shining, bright, equivalent to nit(ēre) to glisten + -idus-id4
OTHER WORDS FROM nitidni·tid·i·ty [ni-tid-i-tee], /nɪˈtɪd ɪ ti/, noun
Words nearby nitid
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British Dictionary definitions for nitid
/ (ˈnɪtɪd) /
poetic bright; glistening
Word Origin for nitid
C17: from Latin nitidus, from nitēre to shine
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