cinereous

cinereous

[si-neer-ee-uhs]
adjective
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-uh-rish-uhs] .


Origin:
1655–65; < Latin cinereus, equivalent to ciner- (stem of cinis) ashes + -eus -eous

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cinereous or cineritious (sɪˈnɪərɪəs, ˌsɪnəˈrɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  of a greyish colour
2.  resembling or consisting of ashes
 
[C17: from Latin cinereus, from cinis ashes]
 
cineritious or cineritious
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin cinereus, from cinis ashes]

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