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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One is the infamous Lettre d'Italie, a lengthy, stercoraceous, and no doubt highly fictionalized account of his trip through the Italian peninsula in 1850.
14) For instance, the first tenement investigated in December 1869 is described as "damp and discolored from leakage" (MBSL I 1870, 165), and its privy as "a fetid abyss of stercoraceous putrescence" (165).