aquiline

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

Definition of aquiline 

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

2 : of, relating to, or resembling an eagle

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Other Words from aquiline

aquilinity \ˌa-kwə-ˈli-nə-tē \ noun

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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.

First Known Use of aquiline

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aquiline

Latin aquilinus, from aquila eagle

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The first known use of aquiline was in 1646

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aquiline

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of aquiline

: curving like an eagle's beak

: like an eagle

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