piceous

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adjective pi·ce·ous \ˈpī-sē-əs\

Definition of piceous

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

Origin and Etymology of piceous

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


First Known Use: 1826


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