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aqua

[ak-wuh, ah-kwuh] /ˈæk wə, ˈɑ kwə/
noun, plural aquae
[ak-wee, ah-kwee] /ˈæk wi, ˈɑ kwi/ (Show IPA),
aquas.
1.
Chiefly Pharmacology.
  1. water.
  2. a liquid.
  3. a solution, especially in water.
2.
a light greenish-blue color.
adjective
3.
having the color aqua.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin: water
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British Dictionary definitions for aquae

aqua

/ˈækwə/
noun (pl) aquae (ˈækwiː), aquas
1.
water: used in compound names of certain liquid substances (as in aqua regia) or solutions of substances in water (as in aqua ammoniae), esp in the names of pharmacological solutions
adjective
2.
short for aquamarine (sense 2)
Word Origin
Latin: water
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Word Origin and History for aquae

aqua

n.

"water," late 14c.; see aqua-. Used in late Middle English in combinations to mean "decoction, solution" (cf. aqua regia, a mix of concentrated acids, literally "royal water," so called for its power to dissolve gold and other "noble" metals). As the name of a light greenish-blue color, 1936.

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