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1. Sooty.
2. Colored by or as if by soot.

[Late Latin fūlīginōsus, from Latin fūlīgō, fūlīgin-, soot.]

fu·lig′i·nous·ly adv.
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1. sooty or smoky
2. (Colours) of the colour of soot; dull greyish-black or brown
[C16: from Late Latin fūlīginōsus full of soot, from Latin fūlīgō soot]
fuˈliginously adv
fuˈliginousness, fuliginosity n
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(fyuˈlɪdʒ ə nəs)

1. sooty; smoky.
2. of the color of soot, as dark gray, dull brown, black, etc.
[1565–75; < Latin fūlīginōsus full of soot, derivative of fūlīgin-, s. of fūlīgō soot]
fu•lig′i•nous•ly, adv.
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