Word of the Day – Funiliform

By December 4, 2017Word of the Day

Funiliform (adj) (rare)

few-nil-i-form

Resembling a rope or cord.

scientific Latin funiliformis (1815 or earlier), from post-classical Latin form *funīlis , adjective.

Example sentences

“It’s been observed that the succulent plants have funiliform roots.”

Word of the Day – Machree

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Machree (noun) (Irish/Scots)

ma’k-ree

As a form of address: my dear. Now chiefly in “Mother Machree”, expressing (usually ironically) a stereotyped conception of Celtic or Irish identity.

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Irish Hudibras. From Irish mo chroí (Scottish Gaelic mo chridhe) my heart, my beloved from mo my + croí (Scottish Gaelic cridhe) heart from Early Irish cride heart, cognate with heart [interjection, adverb].

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