[ pis-ee-uhs, pahy-see-uhs ]
/ ˈpɪs i əs, ˈpaɪ si əs /
of, relating to, or resembling pitch.
Zoology. black or nearly black as pitch.
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Example sentences from the Web for piceous
The labrum or upper-lip is fulvous; and the antenn are piceous.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)|William Kirby
British Dictionary definitions for piceous
/ (ˈpɪsɪəs, ˈpaɪsɪəs) /
of, relating to, or resembling pitch
Word Origin for piceous
C17: from Latin piceus, from pix pitch ²
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