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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·ver·bi·al /prəˈvɝbiəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·ver·bi·al a.
 1. Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial.
    In case of excesses, I take the German proverbial cure, by a hair of the same beast, to be the worst.   --Sir W. Temple.
 2. Of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb. “A proverbial obscurity.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb;
             "he kicked the proverbial bucket"; "the proverbial
      2: widely known and spoken of; "her proverbial lateness"; "the
         proverbial absentiminded professor"; "your proverbial
         dizzy blonde"