tonsile

adjective

ton·​sile
ˈtän(t)sə̇l,
-nˌsīl
archaic
: suitable for being shorn or clipped

Word History

Etymology

Latin tonsilis, from tonsus (past participle of tondēre to shear, clip, crop) + -ilis -ile

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“Tonsile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tonsile. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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