[ vich-uh-lahyn, -lin ]
/ ˈvɪtʃ əˌlaɪn, -lɪn /
of, relating to, or resembling a calf or veal.
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Origin of vituline
1650–60; < Latin vitulīnus, equivalent to vitul(us) calf + -īnus -ine1
Words nearby vituline
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British Dictionary definitions for vituline
/ (ˈvɪtjʊˌlaɪn, -lɪn) /
of or resembling a calf or veal
Word Origin for vituline
C17: from Latin vitulīnus, from vitulus a calf
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