caliginous

adjective
ca·​lig·​i·​nous | \ kə-ˈli-jə-nəs How to pronounce caliginous (audio) \

Definition of caliginous

: misty, dark a caliginous atmosphere

First Known Use of caliginous

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caliginous

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

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“Caliginous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caliginous. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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