meagre (plural meagres)
- (Argyrosomus regius): salmon-basse, shade-fish, stone basse
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From Middle English megre, from Anglo-Norman megre, Old French maigre, from Latin macer, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. Cognate with Old English mæġer (“meagre, lean”), Dutch mager (“lean”), German mager (“lean”), Icelandic magur (“lean”)..
- meager (US)
- Having little flesh; lean; thin.
- Meagre were his looks; / Sharp misery had worn him to the bones.
- Deficient or inferior in amount, quality or extent; paltry; scanty; inadequate; unsatisfying.
- Nothing will grow in this meagre soil.
- a meagre piece of cake that he swallowed in one bite
- His education had been but meagre.
- (mineralogy) Dry and harsh to the touch, as chalk is.
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