piceous

adjective
pi·​ce·​ous | \ ˈpī-sē-əs How to pronounce piceous (audio) \

Definition of piceous

: of, relating to, or resembling pitch especially : glossy brownish black in color an insect with a piceous abdomen

First Known Use of piceous

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piceous

Latin piceus, from pic-, pix pitch — more at pitch

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The first known use of piceous was in 1646

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“Piceous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piceous. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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