Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Consisting of or resembling ashes.
  • adj. Of a gray color tinged with black.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ash-gray colour.
  • adj. Of an ash-gray colour.
  • adj. Like ashes.
  • adj. Containing ashes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like ashes; ash-colored; grayish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like ashes; having the color of the ashes of wood; dark opaque gray; ash-gray.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin cinereus, from cinis, ciner-, ashes.

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Latin cinereus, from the stem ciner- meaning ashes.

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  • The zombies, disfigured and carious,

    (What flesh still attaches - cinereous)

    Are meant to apall

    But I find withal

    Their affect is downright hilarious.

    April 9, 2016

  • resembling ashes, ash-colored

    February 13, 2007