from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to dew; dewy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to dew; consisting of dew; dewy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to dew, or consisting of dew; dewy.


Latin ros, roris, dew. (Wiktionary)


  • "It is," he remarked with solemn emphasis, "the homologous peculiar of the night, -- the rectifier of the fancy, -- the parent of pleasant dreams, -- the handmaid of digestion, -- and the lullaby of the brain: in its nature essentially anti-roral; friendly to peristaltics and vermiculars; and, in its influence upon the body, jocund and sedative."

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. I.


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