Definitions for fugaciousfyuˈgeɪ ʃəs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Bot. falling or fading early.
Origin of fugacious:
1625–35; < L fugāx apt to flee, fleet, der. of fugere to flee; see -acious
fu•gac•i•tyfyuˈgæs ɪ ti(n.)
ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious(adj)
lasting a very short time
"the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
Fleeting, fading quickly, transient.
Origin: From fugaci, stem of fugax, from fugio.
flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a short time; volatile
fleeting; lasting but a short time; -- applied particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as compared with the life of the individual