cinereous

adjective
ci·​ne·​re·​ous | \ sə-ˈnir-ē-əs How to pronounce cinereous (audio) \

Definition of cinereous

1 : gray tinged with black
2 : resembling or consisting of ashes

First Known Use of cinereous

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cinereous

Latin cinereus, from ciner-, cinis

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“Cinereous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cinereous. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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