pi·ce·ous adjective \ˈpī-sē-əs\
: of, relating to, or resembling pitch; especially : glossy brownish black in color <an insect with a piceous abdomen>
Origin of PICEOUS
from pic-, pix
pitch — more at pitch
First Known Use: 1826
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