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Plutonian

[ploo-toh-nee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. Also Plu·ton·ic [ploo-ton-ik] /pluˈtɒn ɪk/. of, relating to, or resembling Pluto or the lower world; infernal.
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Origin of Plutonian

1660–70; < Latin Plūtōni(us) (< Greek Ploutṓnios, derivative of Ploútōn Pluto) + -an
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Examples from the Web for plutonian

Historical Examples

  • Had it been a train only to Nice, or to the Plutonian realms, he would have taken it.

    A Great Man

    Arnold Bennett

  • But I think I ought not to break my contract at the Plutonian.

  • Goon-Face is scowling again with the icy fury of a Plutonian monsoon.

    The Holes and John Smith

    Edward W. Ludwig

  • An ice bear as big as ten of the largest that ever lived in the Plutonian ice flows.

    The Beasts in the Void

    Paul W. Fairman

  • His back was to the Plutonian, his face to the crescent of chiefs.


British Dictionary definitions for plutonian

Plutonian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Pluto (the god) or the underworld; infernal
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Word Origin and History for plutonian

Plutonian

adj.

1660s, "pertaining to the god Pluto," from Latin Plutonius, from Greek Ploutonius, from Plouton "pertaining to Pluto" (see Pluto). Geological sense is from 1828 (see plutonic). Planetary sense by 1952.

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