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sanguineous

adjective san·guin·e·ous \san-ˈgwi-nē-əs, saŋ-\

Definition of SANGUINEOUS

1
:  bloodred
2
:  of, relating to, or involving bloodshed :  bloodthirsty
3
:  of, relating to, or containing blood

Examples of SANGUINEOUS

  1. <in the sanguineous culture of ancient Sparta, military glory was prized above all else>

Origin of SANGUINEOUS

Latin sanguineus
First Known Use: circa 1520

Rhymes with SANGUINEOUS

sanguineous

adjective san·guin·eous \saŋ-ˈgwin-ē-əs, san-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SANGUINEOUS

1
:  of, relating to, or containing blood
2
:  sanguine 2 <a sanguineous temperament>

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