fictile

adjective
fic·​tile | \ ˈfik-tᵊl How to pronounce fictile (audio) , -ˌtī(-ə)l \

Definition of fictile

1 archaic : plastic sense 3a
2 : of or relating to pottery

First Known Use of fictile

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fictile

borrowed from Latin fictilis "made of earthenware," from fig-, variant stem of fingere "to mold, fashion" + -tilis "obtained by, produced by (the action of the verb)" — more at feign

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“Fictile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fictile. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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