adhamant

adjective
ad·​ha·​mant | \ (ˈ)ad-¦hā-mənt \

Definition of adhamant

: clinging as if by hooks used especially of the feet of certain birds (as the swifts)

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First Known Use of adhamant

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adhamant

Latin adhamant-, adhamans, present participle of adhamare to catch, secure, perhaps from ad- + hamus hook

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The first known use of adhamant was circa 1890

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“Adhamant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adhamant. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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