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[ploo-toh-nee-uh n] /pluˈtoʊ ni ən/
Also, Plutonic
[ploo-ton-ik] /pluˈtɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA)
. of, relating to, or resembling Pluto or the lower world; infernal.
Origin of Plutonian
1660-70; < Latin Plūtōni(us) (< Greek Ploutṓnios, derivative of Ploútōn Pluto) + -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That afternoon one of the doctors in residence at the Plutonian visited Arthur and at once advised his removal thither.

  • Had it been a train only to Nice, or to the Plutonian realms, he would have taken it.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • Blinded by the fire after the darkness of the antechambers, he did not at first see the Plutonian.

  • Goon-Face is scowling again with the icy fury of a Plutonian monsoon.

    The Holes and John Smith Edward W. Ludwig
  • Soon the simple natives made a sniffling sound of mirth, and the Plutonian, satisfied at last, set him down again.

  • An ice bear as big as ten of the largest that ever lived in the Plutonian ice flows.

    The Beasts in the Void Paul W. Fairman
  • The purple one had picked up a Plutonian, apparently with great ease, and was using its body as a bludgeon.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim
  • Today, at mess, Murdo was holding forth about a Plutonian ice bear he'd killed.

    The Beasts in the Void Paul W. Fairman
  • Why Palmyre has become the best monture (Plutonian medium) in the parish.

    The Grandissimes George Washington Cable
  • "'Get thee back into the tempest and the night's Plutonian shore,'" I urged, but all he did was to open one lazy eye, and wink.

    The Champagne Standard Mrs. John Lane
British Dictionary definitions for Plutonian


of or relating to Pluto (the god) or the underworld; infernal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Plutonian

1660s, "pertaining to the god Pluto," from Latin Plutonius, from Greek Ploutonius, from Plouton "pertaining to Pluto" (see Pluto). Geological sense is from 1828 (see plutonic). Planetary sense by 1952.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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