Definition of adhamant
: clinging as if by hooks —used especially of the feet of certain birds (as the swifts)
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Origin and Etymology of adhamant
Latin adhamant-, adhamans, present participle of adhamare to catch, secure, perhaps from ad- + hamus hook
First Known Use: circa 1890See Words from the same year
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