One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Foggy and wintry.
- ‘Hard-heartedness towards children has long been thought to characterize those brumous isles of my birth.’
- ‘Tea and tourism festival serves you with some of the hottest flavour of ‘char’ or ‘Chai’ in the brumous slopes of famed tea zone of India.’
- ‘When I came upon the deli, its sign glowing like a beacon in the brumous night, a slight twinge of anticipation quickened my pace.’
- ‘The marshlands thereabouts remained very brumous for most of the winters.’
Mid 19th century: from French brumeux, from late Latin brumosus (from bruma ‘winter’).
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