polyphloesboean

adjective

poly·​phloes·​boe·​an
¦pälē¦fles¦bēən,
¦pälə̇¦-,
-sbēən
variants or polyphloisboian
-¦flȯis¦bȯiən
or poluphloisboian
¦päl(y)ə¦-
: loud-roaring
the polyphloesboean sea

Word History

Etymology

Greek polyphloisbos (from poly- + phloisbos confused roaring noise) + English -an; perhaps akin to Greek aphloismos foaming of the mouth, phlidan to be too moist, become soft

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“Polyphloesboean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyphloesboean. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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