(comparative more olorine, superlative most olorine)
- 1895, Neil Roy, The Horseman’s Word: A Novel, Macmillan, page 217:
- [“…] the loch, whereof they eat, and which faileth not even in winter; and men call it swan-girs, but the real name thereof is olorine, whereof so long as they eat they grow not old, neither are any to be found dead among them.”
- 2004, The Classical Outlook LXXXII, American Classical League (New York University), page 153:
- Verbal fidelity can be confusing: pollex is always rendered as “thumb” (Ovid usually means “finger” or “hand”), olorinis becomes “olorine.”
From the Latin olōrīnus (“a swan’s or swans’”, “cygnine”), from olor (poetic “swan”).