from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Cowardly.
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- adj. Archaic form of lily-livered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a pale look; feeble; hence, cowardly; pusillanimous; dastardly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having (ac cording to an old notion) a light-colored liver, supposed to be due to lack of bile or gall, and hence a pale look—an indication of cowardice; hence, cowardly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. easily frightened
From the notion that a deficiency of bile caused a pale liver and lack of vigor or courage.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)