from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made of, covered with, or crumbling to fine powder or dust.
- adj. Dusty; crumbly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Consisting of, covered with, or disintegrating into a fine powder; powdery; dusty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of, or reducible to, fine powder; covered with dust or powder; powdery; dusty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dusty; consisting of fine powder; powdery: as, calcareous stone is sometimes found in the pulverulent form.
- In zoology, finely powdery or dusty, as a surface; especially, covered as if powdered with very minute scales, as an insect.
- In botany: Covered as if with powder or dust; pulveraceous: said of surfaces.
- Of very slight cohesion: said of tissues.
- Addicted to lying and rolling in the dust, as fowls.
Latin pulverulentus : from pulvis, pulver-, dust + -ulentus, abounding in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)