fuliginous
adjective Etymology: Late Latin fuliginosus, from Latin fuligin-, fuligo soot; akin to Lithuanian dūlis cloud, vapor, and probably to Latin fumus smoke — more at fume Date: 1621 1. a. sooty b. obscure, murky 2. having a dark or dusky color • fuliginously adverb

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  • Fuliginous — Fu*lig i*nous, a. [L. fuliginosus, from fuligo soot: cf. F. fuligineux. See {Fume}.] 1. Pertaining to soot; sooty; dark; dusky. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to smoke; resembling smoke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fuliginous — [fyo͞o lij′ə nəs] adj. [LL fuliginosus < L fuligo, soot < IE * dhuli < base * dheu , to blow, smoke > DULL] 1. full of smoke or soot 2. dark; dusky …   English World dictionary

  • fuliginous — fuliginously, adv. fuliginousness, n. /fyooh lij euh neuhs/, adj. 1. sooty; smoky: the fuliginous air hanging over an industrial city. 2. of the color of soot, as dark gray, dull brown, black, etc. [1565 75; < L fuliginosus full of soot, equiv.… …   Universalium

  • fuliginous — adjective /fjuːˈlɪʤɪnəs/ Pertaining to or resembling soot; sooty, dusky. To that dingy fuliginous Operative, emerging from his soot mill, what is the first duty I will prescribe, and offer help towards? That he clean the skin of him …   Wiktionary

  • fuliginous — adj. [LL. fuligo, soot] Of or pertaining to soot or smoke; having the color of soot; dark colored, sooty opaque brown …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • fuliginous — fu·lig·i·nous (ful lijґĭ nəs) [L. fuligo soot] sooty in color or appearance …   Medical dictionary

  • fuliginous — sooty; dusky; soot coloured; of or pertaining to soot Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • fuliginous — adj. sooty, smoky; blackened with soot, dark …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fuliginous — [fju: lɪdʒɪnəs] adjective literary sooty; dusky. Origin C16 (orig. describing a vapour as thick and noxious ): from late L. fuliginosus, from fuligo, fuligin soot …   English new terms dictionary

  • fuliginous — a. 1. Sooty, smoky, fumy. 2. Dusky, dark …   New dictionary of synonyms

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