acu·​mi·​nous | \ ə-ˈkyü-mə-nəs, a- \

Definition of acuminous

1 : characterized by acumen
2 : acuminate

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First Known Use of acuminous

1619, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acuminous

Latin acumin-, acumen sharp point + English -ous

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“Acuminous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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