anguineous

adjective
an·​guin·​e·​ous | \ (ˈ)aŋ¦gwinēəs \

Definition of anguineous

archaic
: having the nature or appearance of a snake

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First Known Use of anguineous

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anguineous

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

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“Anguineous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anguineous. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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