noun An·o·üs \ˈanəwəs\

Definition of Anoüs

  1. :  a genus of terns with a short tail and dark plumage found in warm countries — see noddy 2a

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Origin and Etymology of anoüs

New Latin, from Greek anoos, anous silly, from a- 2a- + noos, nous mind

First Known Use: 1826

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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