Aquiline, from the Latin word meaning "eagle", is most often used to describe a nose that has a broad curve and is slightly hooked, like a beak. The aquiline figure on the U.S. seal brandishes the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace. The word for eagle itself, Aquila, has been given to a constellation in the northern hemisphere.
Examples of aquiline in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebPessoa had the aquiline Semitic features of his late father’s side, which included Jewish conversos frog-marched into Christianity during the Inquisition.
Benjamin Kunkel, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 The lean face, aquiline nose, piercing eyes — all are here from the beginning.
Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 19 June 2019
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