What does acidulous mean?

acidulous meaning in General Dictionary

somewhat bad sub acid sourish as an acidulous tincture

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  • becoming bad on style
  • a little sour; sub-acid; sourish; as, an acidulous tincture.

acidulous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1769, "sub-acidic," used figuratively for "sour-tempered;" from Latin acidulus "somewhat bad," a diminutive of acidus (see acidic (adj.)).

acidulous meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Slightly bad; sub-acid; sourish; because, an acidulous tincture.

Sentence Examples with the word acidulous

The eight mineral springs which form the attraction of the town to strangers belong to the class of saline acidulous chalybeates and contain a considerable proportion of carbonate of lime.

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