cirrous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cirrus + -ous.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cirrous (comparative more cirrous, superlative most cirrous)

  1. (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.