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Columbetta is the diminutive of columba, a dove; so called from the color of the plant.

Orcellus is a diminutive meaning a small cask; from orca, a cask.

It is the diminutive of pluteus, a shed or penthouse, from its conical cap.

Paludosella is a diminutive of palus, gen. paludis, a swamp or marsh.

Cantharellus is a diminutive from a Greek word meaning a sort of drinking-cup.

It is so that God transforms us into a diminutive part-likeness of Himself.

Mrs. Tidditt, diminutive but combative, offered a suggestion.

Who is so foolish as to chastise or instruct the ugly, or the diminutive, or the feeble?

She, was as diminutive and weakened as he was ponderous and heavy.

One is struck by the diminutive size of the native men and women at Tlaxcala.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (noun and adjective), from Old French diminutif (14c.), from Latin diminutivus, earlier deminutivus, from past participle stem of deminuere (see diminish).

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