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Meaning of ACETOUS

Pronunciation:  'asitus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  tasting like vinegar
 

ACETOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: acetose, sour, vinegary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*ce"tous\ (#; 277), a. [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere
to be sour.]
1. Having a sour taste; sour; acid. ``An acetous spirit.''
   --Boyle. ``A liquid of an acetous kind.'' --Bp. Lowth.

2. Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous
   fermentation.

{Acetous acid}, a name formerly given to vinegar

 

 

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