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Monday, January 19, 2004

Definitions for bilious

  1. Of or pertaining to bile.
  2. Marked by an excess secretion of bile.
  3. Pertaining to, characterized by, or affected by gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver.

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Citations for bilious
Most arresting of all, his normally gray elephant hide has changed to a bilious shade of green. Ellen Handler Spitz, Inside Picture Books
Warm and diplomatic in manner, devoted to his wife and sons, Rich at 52 fits the stereotype of the bilious, bitter critic in only one particular: He didn't have a happy childhood. Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Origin of bilious
Bilious derives from Latin biliosus, from bilis, "bile."
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