Word of the day

June 4, 2019

Barrug – hoarfrost; dew-drops which have undergone deposition and frozen into ice crystals to form a white deposit on an exposed surface, when the air is cold and moist; the fine and featherlike frost that forms when water vapour freezes fast onto surfaces.

 


Word of the day

May 23, 2019

Eremocene – the age of loneliness;  a time for and all about our one species alone.


Word of the day

May 21, 2019

Noup – a promontory; a steep headland; an overhang; a jutting or overhanging crag; a jutting coastal headland, especially one with a sharp summit & sheer cliffs.


Word of the day

May 20, 2019

Tsundoku – the habit of collecting stacks of books that you haven’t read and might never get to; the constant act of buying books but never reading them so that they pile up in one’s room; the act of art of acquiring more books than one will ever read, such that they gather in stacks and flocks on shelves and floors.

 


Word of the day

May 17, 2019

Pappus – the tuft of hairs on each seed of thistles, dandelions, and similar plants, which assists dispersal by the wind; a downy, bristly, or other tuft-like appendage of the achene of certain plants, as the dandelion and the thistle; an appendage or tuft of appendages that crowns the ovary or fruit in various seed plants and functions in dispersal of the fruit; the modified calyx, the part of an individual floret, that surrounds the base of the corolla tube in flower heads of the plant family Asteraceae.


Word of the day

May 11, 2019

Syrinx – the lower larynx or voice organ in birds, situated at or near the junction of the trachea and bronchi and well developed in songbirds.


Word of the day

April 24, 2019

Borbhan – the murmur or purling sound made by a stream; the sound of small stones falling.


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