What does the word choleric mean?

Usage examples for choleric

  1. The singing birds are choleric or sanguine. – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  2. At the base of the great mine- field which lies across the mouth of the Straits we were hailed by a British patrol boat, whose choleric commander bellowed instructions at us, interlarded with much profanity, through a megaphone. – The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ægean by Edward Alexander Powell
  3. Be not too hasty of meats; for excess of meats bringeth sickness, and choleric disease cometh of gluttony. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
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