: serving as a warning of danger
used of conspicuous colors of a poisonous or noxious animal

Word History


Greek sēmat-, sēma sign + English -ic

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sematic was in 1890

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“Sematic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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