Piceous
Piceous Pic"e*ous, a. [L. piceus, fr. pix, picis, pitch.] Of or pertaining to pitch; resembling pitch in color or quality; pitchy. [1913 Webster]

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  • piceous — [pis′ē əs, pī′sēəs] adj. [L piceus < pix,PITCH1] 1. of or like pitch 2. Zool. black as pitch …   English World dictionary

  • piceous — adjective Etymology: Latin piceus, from pic , pix pitch more at pitch Date: 1826 of, relating to, or resembling pitch; especially glossy brownish black in color < an insect with a piceous abdomen > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • piceous — adj. [L. piceus, pitchy] Pitch black, brownish or reddish black …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • piceous — /pis ee euhs, puy see euhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling pitch. 2. inflammable; combustible. 3. Zool. black or nearly black as pitch. [1640 50; < L piceus made of pitch, equiv. to pice (s. of pix) PITCH2 + us adj. suffix; see OUS] *… …   Universalium

  • piceous — like pitch; inflammable; reddish black Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • piceous — adj. of tar, of pitch; black as tar, black as pitch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • piceous — pic·e·ous …   English syllables

  • piceous — /ˈpɪsiəs/ (say piseeuhs), /ˈpisiəs/ (say peeseeuhs) adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling pitch. 2. flammable or combustible. 3. Zoology black or nearly black as pitch. {Latin piceus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • piceous —   a. like pitch; inflammable …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • piceous — ˈpisēəs, ˈpīs adjective Etymology: Latin piceus, from pic , pix pitch + eus eous more at pitch : of, relating to, or resembling pitch : pitchy; especially : glossy brownish black in color …   Useful english dictionary

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