abdominous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin abdomin- (abdomen) + -ous

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Adjective[edit]

abdominous (comparative more abdominous, superlative most abdominous)

  1. Having a protuberant belly; potbellied. [Mid 17th century.][1]
    • 1782, William Cowper, The Progress of Error:
      Gorgonius sits, abdominous and wan, Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan

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  1. ^ “abdominous” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.