Livered Liv"ered (l[i^]v"[~e]rd), a. Having (such) a liver; used in composition; as, white-livered. [1913 Webster]

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  • -livered — combining form Eg white livered or lily livered (literally, having a pallid, blood starved liver), cowardly • • • Main Entry: ↑liver * * * livered, combining form. 1. having a liver or livers: »Fat livered codfish = codfish that have fat livers.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -livered — adjective combining form expressing vigor or courage considered suggestive of one with (such) a liver < chicken livered > < lily livered > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • livered — |livə(r)d adjective Etymology: liver (I) + ed : having a liver of a specified character usually used in combination lily livered …   Useful english dictionary

  • livered — adjective Having (or having the characteristics associated with) a specified form of liver …   Wiktionary

  • livered — adj. having a liver of a certain kind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • livered — liv·ered …   English syllables

  • livered moggie — the liver of a cod boiled in the fish s stomach (Shetland Isles dialect). See also cropping moggie, liver moggie and liver muggie …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • White-livered — White liv ered, a. Having a pale look; feeble; hence, cowardly; pusillanimous; dastardly. Syn: lily livered. [1913 Webster] They must not be milksops, nor white livered knights. Latimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lily-livered — adjective easily frightened • Syn: ↑chicken, ↑chickenhearted, ↑white livered, ↑yellow, ↑yellow bellied • Similar to: ↑cowardly, ↑fearful …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lily-livered — Lil y liv ered (l[i^]l [y^] l[i^]v [ e]rd), a. White livered; cowardly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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