acerous

Definition of acerous

 (Entry 1 of 2)

variant of

acerous

adjective
ace·​rous | \ (ˈ)ā¦sirəs, -ēr- \

Definition of acerous (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : having no horns
2 : having no antennae
3 : having no tentacles

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of acerous

Adjective

circa 1826, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for acerous

Adjective

Greek akeros, from a- a- entry 2 + keras horn

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about acerous

Time Traveler for acerous

Time Traveler

The first known use of acerous was circa 1826

See more words from the same year

Statistics for acerous

Cite this Entry

“Acerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acerous. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

Comments on acerous

What made you want to look up acerous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!