flammivomous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin flammivomus, from flamma (flame) + vomō, vomere (vomit, verb).

Adjective[edit]

flammivomous (comparative more flammivomous, superlative most flammivomous)

  1. (poetic) Throwing up flames, as a volcano does.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of W. Thompson. (1745) to this entry?)
    • John Dyer
      Ha! down a burning mount
      I plunge deep, deep: sure Vulcan's shop is here—
      Hark, how the anvils thunder round the dens
      flammivomous!

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.