(Greek > Latin: a suffix that is used to form hundreds of words that mean: similar to, resembling, like, characterized by, or of the nature of)

This element is also utilized to form abstract nouns; feminine common nouns; and it is used in chemistry to form names of alkaloids and bases or names of elements.

1. Relating to or having the reaction of an alkali.
2. Of or pertaining to alkalis; of the nature of an alkali.
Growing at high altitudes; alpine or subalpine.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Alps or their inhabitants or to high mountains.
2. In biology, living or growing on mountains above the timberline.
amaranthine (adjective), more amaranthine, most amaranthine
1. Relating to the annual plant amaranth, which has tiny flowers with colors of deep purple-red or green: Toby put the tiny amaranthine grains into his cereal for breakfast because he knew that they were very healthy for him.
2. Eternally beautiful and unfading; everlasting: Sharon was a woman of amaranthine loveliness.
3. A reference to an imaginary flower that never fades: In the story Janet was reading, the princess was told to find an amaranthine blossom which would keep her young forever, just as the blossom would never become pale and wither away.
Like a never fading flower.
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Like a never fading flower.
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Of, relating to, or resembling an almond.
anatine: ducks, geese, swans
1. Similar to ducks; of or pertaining to, resembling or characteristic of, a duck.
2. A diverse family, the Anatidae, including ducks, geese, and swans.

There are said to be 145 species of small to large water birds (Anseriformes), that exist in freshwater and coastal marine habitats.

They feed on a wide variety of plants and animals; most of them are monogamous and are solitary during breeding. They nest on the ground or in trees and some are important as game birds or domesticated fowl.

anguine (adjective)
Of, or pertaining to, or suggestive of, a snake or serpent: "The naturalist found an anquine creature that he described as being snaky or looking like a snake."
anopheline mosquitoes (adjective)
Of or resembling a species of mosquitoes: "Referring to or belonging to the mosquito subfamily Anophelinae or the genus Anopheles."
anserine: goose
1. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a goose; gooselike (as the goose is conventionally thought to be unintelligent); characterized as stupid, silly.
2. As the goose is conventionally (though erroneously) a type of unintelligence: Stupid, silly.

As stated in the Oxford English Dictionary.

antilopine: antelopes
Of or pertaining to antelopes.
aprine: swine
Of or pertaining to wild swine.
aquiline (AK wuh lign, AK wuh lin) (adjective): eagle (adjective)
Resembling or having something that is characteristics of an eagle; especially of the features; such as, curved like an eagle’s beak, hooked: Shirley was known for her aquiline nose.
argentine (adjective), more argentine, most argentine
Relating to or resembling silver; silvery.
arietine: ram
Of or like a ram.
Of, pertaining to, or having the properties of, asbestos; not likely to burn, incombustible.