piceous

piceous

[pis-ee-uhs, pahy-see-uhs]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling pitch.
2.
inflammable; combustible.
3.
Zoology. black or nearly black as pitch.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin piceus made of pitch, equivalent to pice- (stem of pix) pitch2 + -us adj. suffix; see -ous

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piceous (ˈpɪsɪəs, ˈpaɪsɪəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or resembling pitch
 
[C17: from Latin piceus, from pixpitch²]

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