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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Piceous Of or pertaining to pitch; resembling pitch in color or quality; pitchy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • piceous In botany and zoology, pitch-black; black with faint dark-red tinge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Piceous pish′ē-us pitch-black.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. piceus, fr. pix, picis, pitch


In literature:

The tarsi obscurely rufo-piceous, the claws ferruginous; wings dark fuscous, their base hyaline.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
Fuseo-piceous: pitch black with a brown tinge or admixture.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith