from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Passing away quickly; evanescent.
- adj. Botany Withering or dropping off early.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Fleeting, fading quickly, transient.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a short time; volatile.
- adj. Fleeting; lasting but a short time; -- applied particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as compared with the life of the individual.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fleeing, or disposed to flee; fleeting; transitory.
- Specifically, in zoöl. and botany, falling or fading early; speedily shed or cast; fugitive, as an external organ or a natural covering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lasting a very short time
From Latin fugāx, fugāc-, from fugere, to flee.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fugācius, comparative of fugāciter ("evasively, fleetingly"), from fugāx ("transitory, fleeting"), from fugiō ("I flee"). (Wiktionary)