Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling veal or a calf.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a calf or veal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a calf or veal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a calf or veal.
  • Like a calf in some respect: as, the vituline seal, the common harbor-seal, Phoca ritulina.

Etymologies

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

Latin vitulīnus, from vitulus, calf; see vitellus.

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Latin vitulinus

Examples

  • If a double allowance of vituline brains deserve such honor, there are few commentators on Shakspeare that would have gone afoot, and the trumpets of Messieurs Heminge and Condell call up in our minds too many monstrous and deformed associations.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • If a double allowance of vituline brains deserve such honor, there are few commentators on Shakespeare that would have gone afoot, and the trumpets of Messieurs Heminge and Condell call up in our minds too many monstrous and deformed associations.

    Among My Books First Series

  • "Well said, most vituline -- _Solomon secundus_, well said."

    The Emigrants Of Ahadarra The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • I think, Master Edward, the Boy-god has already taken occupation; the vituline affection for the fair Katsey has set in; heigho, what a delightful period of life is that soft and lickful one of calf love, when the tongue rolls about the dripping lips, the whites of the eyes are turned towards the divine, the ox-eyed Katsey, and you are ready to stagger over and blare out the otherwise unutterable affection. "

    The Emigrants Of Ahadarra The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

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  • adj: pertaining to a calf, or veal.

    July 26, 2008