cornute

transitive verb
cor·​nute | \ (ˈ)kȯr¦n(y)üt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of cornute

 (Entry 1 of 3)

archaic
: to bestow horns upon : make a cuckold of : cuckold

cornute

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of cornute (Entry 2 of 3)

: something forked or having horns: such as
b [Late Latin cornutus, from Latin] : dilemma especially : a sophistical dilemma

cornute

adjective
\ " \

Definition of cornute (Entry 3 of 3)

botany

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History and Etymology for cornute

Transitive verb

Latin cornutus horned, from cornu horn

Noun

Latin cornutus horned

Adjective

Latin cornutus

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“Cornute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornute. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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