- of lice
- infested with lice; lousy
Origin of pedicularClassical Latin pedicularis ; from pediculus, diminutive of pedis, a louse ; from an unverified form pezdis, akin to pedere: see petard
Origin of pedicularLatin p&emacron;dicularis, from p&emacron;diculus, diminutive of p&emacron;dis, louse; see pezd- in Indo-European roots.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.