: having the nature or appearance of a snake

Word History


Latin anguineus, from anguin-, anguen snake (from anguis) + -eus -eous

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anguineous was in 1656

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“Anguineous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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