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

  • adj. Sesquipedalian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Measuring or containing a foot and a half.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Measuring or containing a foot and a half; ; -- sometimes humorously applied to long words.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as sesquipedalian.
  • n. A person or thing a foot and a half high.

Etymologies

Latin sēsquipedālis, of a foot and a half in length : sēsqui-, sesqui- + pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
sesqui- (“one and a half”) +‎ pedal (“foot, of the foot”). (Wiktionary)

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