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(especially of hair or feathers) ash-gray.
- ‘The stems are covered with several barks or rinds, the latter being of a cinereous dirt color and very thin.’
Late Middle English: from Latin cinereus ‘similar to ashes’ (from cinis, ciner- ‘ashes’) + -ous.
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