Sat"ur*nine (?), a. [L. Saturnus the god Saturn, also, the planet Saturn: cf. F. saturnin of or pertaining to lead (Saturn, in old chemistry, meaning lead),saturnien saturnine, saturnian. See Saturn.]
Born under, or influenced by, the planet Saturn.
Heavy; grave; gloomy; dull; -- the opposite of mercurial; as, a saturnine person or temper.
3. Old Chem.
Of or pertaining to lead; characterized by, or resembling, lead, which was formerly called Saturn.
Saturnine colic Med., lead colic.
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