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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Consanguineous \Con`san*guin"e*ous\, a. [L. conguineus; con- + sanguis blood: cf. F. consanguin. See Sanquine.] Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.

Syn: consanguine. [1913 Webster]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, from Latin consanguineus "of the same blood" (see consanguinity).


a. Related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.


adj. related by blood [syn: akin(p), blood-related, cognate, consanguine, kin(p)]

Usage examples of "consanguineous".

Brandenburghers Sturzgeburt, the recorded instances of multiseminal, twikindled and monstrous births conceived during the catamenic period or of consanguineous parents--in a word all the cases of human nativity which Aristotle has classified in his masterpiece with chromolithographic illustrations.

The fair subservient of Imperial Fact Next to his consanguineous was placed In ranked esteem.