stercoraceous


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ster·co·ra·ceous

 (stûr′kə-rā′shəs) also ster·co·rous (stûr′kər-əs)
adj.
Consisting of or relating to excrement.

[Latin stercus, stercor-, dung; see sker- in Indo-European roots + -aceous.]

stercoraceous

(ˌstɜːkəˈreɪʃəs)
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or consisting of dung or excrement
[C18: from Latin stercus dung + -aceous]

ster•co•ra•ceous

(ˌstɜr kəˈreɪ ʃəs)

also ster•co•rous

(ˈstɜr kər əs)

adj.
consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to dung or feces.
[1725–35; < Latin stercor-, s. of stercus dung + -aceous]
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In a letter to George Sand, Flaubert labeled him "stercoraceous," from the Latin stercus, meaning dung.