adjective Etymology: Latin cinereus, from ciner-, cinis Date: 1661 1. gray tinged with black 2. resembling or consisting of ashes

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  • Cinereous — Tinamou Cinereous is a colour, meaning ashy grey in appearance, either consisting of or resembling ashes, or a grey colour tinged with coppery brown. It is derived from the Latin cinereous, from cinis (ashes). The first recorded use of cinereous… …   Wikipedia

  • Cinereous — Ci*ne re*ous, a. [L. cinereus, fr. cinis ashes.] Like ashes; ash colored; grayish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cinereous — [sə nir′ē əs] adj. [L cinerosus < cinis: see CINERIN] 1. of or like ashes 2. of the color of ashes; ash gray …   English World dictionary

  • cinereous — /si near ee euhs/, adj. 1. in the state of or reduced to ashes: cinereous bodies. 2. resembling ashes. 3. ashen; ash colored; grayish: a cinereous bird. Also, cineritious /sin euh rish euhs/. [1655 65; < L cinereus, equiv. to ciner (s. of cinis)… …   Universalium

  • cinereous — /səˈnɪəriəs/ (say suh nearreeuhs) adjective 1. in the state of ashes: cinereous bodies. 2. resembling ashes. 3. ashen; ash coloured; greyish: cinereous crow. Also, cinereal /sɪnəˈriəl/ (say sinuh reeuhl). {Latin cinereus ash coloured} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cinereous — adj. [L. cinereus, ash colored] Ash gray, ashen, or having the color of wood ashes …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cinereous — 1. noun An ash gray colour. 2. adjective a) Of an ash gray colour. b) Like ashes …   Wiktionary

  • cinereous — adj. of ashes; resembling ashes; ash colored …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cinereous — [sɪ nɪərɪəs] adjective ash grey. Origin ME: from L. cinereus similar to ashes (from cinis, ciner ashes ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • cinereous — ci·ne·re·ous …   English syllables

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