aquiline

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adjective aq·ui·line \ˈa-kwə-ˌlīn, -lən\

Definition of aquiline

  1. 1 :  curving like an eagle's beak an aquiline nose

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or resembling an eagle

aquilinity

play \ˌa-kwə-ˈli-nə-tē\ noun

Did You Know?

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.

Origin and Etymology of aquiline

Latin aquilinus, from aquila eagle


First Known Use: 1646


AQUILINE Defined for English Language Learners

aquiline

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adjective aq·ui·line \ˈa-kwə-ˌlīn, -lən\

Definition of aquiline for English Language Learners

  • : curving like an eagle's beak

  • : like an eagle



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