sematic

adjective

se·​mat·​ic
sə̇ˈmatik
: serving as a warning of danger
used of conspicuous colors of a poisonous or noxious animal

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sematic. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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