AskDefine | Define cirrous

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English

Etymology

From cirrus + -ous.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈsɪɹəs/

Adjective

  1. In the context of "botany|zoology": Pertaining to cirri; having filaments, fibrous.
    • 1658, And Ivy divided from the root, we have observed to live some years, by the cirrous parts commonly conceived but as tenacles and holdfasts unto it. — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 198)
  2. Pertaining to cirrus clouds.
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