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  • clivose = full of hills, hilly, steep (Oxford English Dictionary).

    July 24, 2011

  • Interesting. Wonder if it's related to cliff.

    July 25, 2011

  • Yarb, clivose is derived from Latin clῑvōsus, which means hilly, steep, precipitous.

    Cliff is derived from Old English and Middle English words.

    July 25, 2011

  • Thanks biocon! Fun coinkidink then. Reason I ask is 'cause near where I grew up there was a small precipitous hill called "The Cliffe" or "The Clive". I always wondered where the name came from, and this word seemed to blend the two spellings.

    July 25, 2011

  • Ooh! A cliff?

    *runs over to l'appel du vide*

    July 25, 2011