white-livered

adjective
white-liv·​ered | \ ˈ(h)wīt-ˈli-vərd How to pronounce white-livered (audio) \

Definition of white-livered

First Known Use of white-livered

1546, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for white-livered

from the former belief that the choleric temperament depends on the body's producing large quantities of yellow bile

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27 Jan 2020

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“White-livered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-livered. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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