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  • adjective Clinging, as by hooks.

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  • adjective rare Clinging, as by hooks.

Etymologies

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From Latin adhamare to catch; ad + hamus hook.

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  • Clinging as if by hooks, used especially to describe the feet of certain birds.

    December 11, 2007