Spurious

spurious

1. Not proceeding from the true source, or from the source pretended; not genuine; false; adulterate.

2. Not legitimate; bastard; as, spurious issue. Her spurious firstborn.

(Science: zoology) Spurious primary, or Spurious quill, the bastard wing, or alula.

Synonym: Counterfeit, false, adulterate, supposititious, fictitious, bastard.

Origin: L. Spurius.


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