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1. Consisting of or resembling ashes.
2. Of a gray color tinged with black.

[From Latin cinereus, from cinis, ciner-, ashes.]


(sɪˈnɪərɪəs) or


1. (Colours) of a greyish colour
2. resembling or consisting of ashes
[C17: from Latin cinereus, from cinis ashes]


(sɪˈnɪər i əs)

also cin•er•i•tious

(ˌsɪn əˈrɪʃ əs)

1. reduced to ashes.
2. resembling ashes.
3. ash-colored; grayish.
[1655–65; < Latin cinereus=ciner-, s. of cinis ashes + -eus -eous]
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