Meaning of cinereous

ci•ne•re•ous

Pronunciation: (si-nēr'ē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. in the state of or reduced to ashes: cinereous bodies.
  2. resembling ashes.
  3. ashen; ash-colored; grayish: a cinereous bird.
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