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Of or characteristic of a goat, especially in strong odor.
[Middle English hircyne, from Latin hircīnus, from hircus, goat.]
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1. archaic of or like a goat, esp in smell
2. literary lustful; lascivious
[C17: from Latin hircīnus, from hircus goat]
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hir•cine(ˈhɜr saɪn, -sɪn)
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a goat.
2. having a goatish odor.
3. lustful; libidinous.
[1650–60; < Latin hircīnus=hirc(us) goat + -īnus -ine1]
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|Adj.||1.||hircine - of or pertaining to or suggestive of a goat (especially in strong odor)|
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