Word of the day

November 13, 2018

Floc – a loosely clumped mass of fine particles; a very fine, fluffy mass formed by the aggregation of fine suspended particles, as in a precipitate; to aggregate into flocs.


Word of the day

November 12, 2018

Bothy – a small hut or cottage, especially one for housing farmhands or labourers, or for use as a mountain refuge; a basic shelter, usually left unlocked and available for anyone to use free of charge.


Word of the day

November 11, 2018

Armistice – an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; temporary stopping of open acts of warfare by agreement between the opponents; a truce.


Word of the day

November 10, 2018

Bumbershoot – a parasol or umbrella, especially and old-fashioned one.


Word of the day

November 9, 2018

Trivalent – having a chemical valence of three; conferring immunity to three different pathogenic strains or species; having three sites of attachment; containing antigens from three strains of a microorganism or virus.


Word of the day

November 8, 2018

Oca – a South American plant related to wood sorrel, long cultivated in Peru for its edible tubers; either of two South American wood sorrels (Oxalis crenata and O. tuberosa) cultivated for their edible tubers; the tuber of an oca.


Word of the day

November 7, 2018

Hippanthropy – the  delusional belief that one is a horse; form of zoanthropy in which the patient believes that s/he is a horse; an instance of this.


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