Saturday, June 17, 2006
Definitions for gravid
- Being with child; heavy with young or eggs; pregnant.
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Citations for gravid
For the moment the Cap'n Toby lies at rest outside the harbor, and the twelve-inch mackerels that Brian and I are cutting up for lobster bait are ripe, their bellies gravid with either blood-red roe or milt the color of sailors' bones.
In North America, in contrast, the British conquered an empire; New France disappeared from history. But -- Anderson's profound theme -- Britain's triumph was gravid with defeat.
Origin of gravid
Gravid derives from Latin gravidus, from gravis, "heavy."