- highly absorbent
- addicted to or fond of alcoholic beverages
Origin: Classical Latin bibulus ; from bibere, imbibe
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- Given to or marked by the consumption of alcoholic drink: a bibulous fellow; a bibulous evening.
- Very absorbent, as paper or soil.
Origin: From Latin bibulus, from bibere, to drink; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.
- bibˈu·lous·ly adverb
- bibˈu·lous·ness noun