Word of the Day – Decoction

By December 7, 2017Word of the Day

Decoction (noun)


A concentrated liquor resulting from heating or boiling a substance.

Late Middle English: from late Latin decoctio(n-), from decoquere ‘boil down’ (see decoct).

Example sentences

“What marvelous decoction is today’s soup of the day?”

Word of the Day – Palomino

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Palomino (noun)


A pale golden or tan-coloured horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the south-western US.

Early 20th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish palomino ‘young pigeon’, from Latin palumbinus ‘resembling a dove’.

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