[ploo-toh-nee-uh n]


Also Plu·ton·ic [ploo-ton-ik] /pluˈtɒn ɪk/. of, relating to, or resembling Pluto or the lower world; infernal.

Origin of Plutonian

1660–70; < Latin Plūtōni(us) (< Greek Ploutṓnios, derivative of Ploútōn Pluto) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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



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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