Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Throwing up flames, as a volcano does.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Vomiting flames, as a volcano.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Vomiting flames, as a volcano.

Etymologies

Latin flammivomus; flamma flame + vomere to vomit. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The sun, with rays flammivomous, beat on the blue-black sand; And sportive little Saurians disported on the strand; But oft the Iguanodon reproved them in their glee, And said, "Alas! this Saurian Age is not what it should be!"

    Dot and the Kangaroo

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  • I absolutely love this word! Wish I were still teaching Latin as it's a great English derivative.

    May 19, 2012