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inkhorn term

noun
1.
an obscure, affectedly or ostentatiously erudite borrowing from another language, especially Latin or Greek.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45
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British Dictionary definitions for ink horn term

inkhorn term

noun
1.
an affectedly learned and obscure borrowing from another language, esp Greek or Latin
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