Irriguous Ir*rig"u*ous, a. [L. irriguus. See {Irrigate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Watered; watery; moist; dewy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The flowery lap Of some irriguous valley spreads her store. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Gently penetrating or pervading. [Obs.] --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

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