adjective ven·tri·cose \ˈven-tri--ˌkōs\

Definition of ventricose

  1. :  markedly swollen, distended, or inflated especially on one side ventricose corollas

Origin and Etymology of ventricose

borrowed from New Latin ventricōsus, from Latin ventr-, venter “belly, womb” + -icōsus (in varicōsus varicose) — more at venter

First Known Use: 1756

Learn More about ventricose

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ventricose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).