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EtymologyEdit

Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Cuvier especially French naturalists Georges Cuvier and Frédéric Cuvier.

AdjectiveEdit

cuvier

  1. Cuvier (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Cuvier's ..."

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cuvier (vat).

NounEdit

cuvier (plural cuviers)

  1. (oenology) Fermenting room of a winery
    • 2014 July 19, Ian Mount, “A family feud, uncorked in Spain [print version: ‘A family feud uncorked in Spain: Clan's succession battle threatens their legacy and widely praised wine’, International New York Times, 21 July 2014, p. 16]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      The winery, she said, has a fermenting room – a cuvier – "that [] is the most modern you can find today."

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NounEdit

cuvier m (plural cuviers)

  1. vat (large receptacle for liquids, etc.)

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