sabulous

[sab-yuh-luh s]
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Origin of sabulous

1625–35; < Latin sabul(um) sand + -ous
Related formssab·u·los·i·ty [sab-yuh-los-i-tee] /ˌsæb yəˈlɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sabulous

sabulous

sabulose (ˈsæbjʊləʊs)

adjective
  1. like sand in texture; gritty
  2. Also: sabuline (ˈsæbjʊliːn) (of plants) growing in sand
Derived Formssabulosity (ˌsæbjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for sabulous

C17: from Latin sabulōsus, from sabulum sand
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Word Origin and History for sabulous
adj.

"sandy," 1630s, from Latin sabulosus, from sabulum "coarse sand" (see sand (n.)).

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sabulous in Medicine

sabulous

[săbyə-ləs]
adj.
  1. Gritty; sandy.
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