cuvier

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Cuvier especially French naturalists Georges Cuvier and Frédéric Cuvier.

Adjective[edit]

cuvier

  1. Cuvier (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Cuvier's ..."

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French cuvier (vat).

Noun[edit]

cuvier (plural cuviers)

  1. (oenology) Fermenting room of a winery
    • 2014 July 19, Ian Mount, “A family feud, uncorked in Spain [print version: ‘A family feud uncorked in Spain: Clan's succession battle threatens their legacy and widely praised wine’, International New York Times, 21 July 2014, p. 16]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      The winery, she said, has a fermenting room – a cuvier – "that [] is the most modern you can find today."

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuvier m (plural cuviers)

  1. vat (large receptacle for liquids, etc.)

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