Definitions

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  • adj. dewy; bedewed

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  • adj. Dewy; bedewed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dewy.

Etymologies

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Latin roridus, from ros, roris, dew.

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  • (adjective) - (1) Dewy.

    --Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828

    (2) Rorigenous, produced of dew. Rorifluous, flowing with dew; adaptation of Latin rorifluus.

    --Nathaniel Bailey's Etymological English Dictionary, 1749

    (3) May-dew, dew of May, supposed to have the property of whitening linen, of preserving beauty, and of affording a red odiferous spirit by distillation.

    --T. Ellwood Zell's Encyclopedia of Knowledge and Language, 1871

    January 14, 2018