caliginous

play
adjective ca·lig·i·nous \kə-ˈli-jə-nəs\

Definition of caliginous

  1. :  misty, dark a caliginous atmosphere

Origin and Etymology of caliginous

Medieval French or Latin; Medieval French caligineux, from Latin caliginosus, from caligin-, caligo darkness


First Known Use: circa 1550



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up caliginous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

holding stubbornly to a belief or view

Get Word of the Day daily email!