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piceous

[pis-ee-uh s, pahy-see-uh s] /ˈpɪs i əs, ˈpaɪ si əs/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling pitch.
2.
inflammable; combustible.
3.
Zoology. black or nearly black as pitch.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin piceus made of pitch, equivalent to pice- (stem of pix) pitch2 + -us adj. suffix; see -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for piceous

piceous

/ˈpɪsɪəs; ˈpaɪsɪəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling pitch
Word Origin
C17: from Latin piceus, from pixpitch²
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