[pis-ee-uh s, pahy-see-uh s]
- of, relating to, or resembling pitch.
- inflammable; combustible.
- Zoology. black or nearly black as pitch.
Origin of piceous
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Related Words for piceousjet, slate, onyx, coal, sable, pitch, brunet, ebony, clouded, charcoal, sloe, obsidian, raven, jetty, dingy, dusky, livid, murky, shadowy, somber
Examples from the Web for piceous
Historical Examples of piceous
The labrum or upper-lip is fulvous; and the antenn are piceous.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)
- of, relating to, or resembling pitch
Word Origin for piceous
C17: from Latin piceus, from pix pitch ²
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