variants or latericeous
: brick-red : resembling brick : of the color of red brick

Word History


Latin latericius, lateritius made of brick, from later brick + -icius, -itius -itious

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lateritious was in 1656

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near lateritious

Cite this Entry

“Lateritious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!