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vinaceous

[ vahy-ney-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling wine or grapes.
  2. of the color of red wine.


vinaceous

/ vaɪˈneɪʃəs /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or containing wine
  2. having a colour suggestive of red wine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of vinaceous1

From the Latin word vīnāceus, dating back to 1680–90. See wine, -aceous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of vinaceous1

C17: from Late Latin vīnāceus, from Latin vīnum wine
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Example Sentences

Forehead and underparts deep vinaceous pink; hindhead and nape ashy blue margined with dusky; base of bill coral, tip black.

"Snuff brown," "vinaceous drab," or "brownish drab" under spots or blotches often occur.

The lighter color of the venter, especially of the belly, contrasts with the duller, darker vinaceous color of the dorsum.

The gills are vinaceous rufus to deep flesh color, strongly sinuate, and irregularly notched along the edge.

These scales are very delicate and vary in color from vinaceous-buff, lilac, wine-purple, or lavender.

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