adjective pi·ce·ous \ˈpī-sē-əs\

Definition of PICEOUS

:  of, relating to, or resembling pitch; especially :  glossy brownish black in color <an insect with a piceous abdomen>

Origin of PICEOUS

Latin piceus, from pic-, pix pitch — more at pitch
First Known Use: 1826


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