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From Latin minium (red lead) +‎ -ous.


minious (comparative more minious, superlative most minious)

  1. (obsolete) Of a red or vermilion colour.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      The sea receiveth a red and minious tincture from springs, wells, and currents that fall into it.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for minious in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)