cirrous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cirrus +‎ -ous

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cirrous (comparative more cirrous, superlative most cirrous)

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