Word of the Day – Funiliform

By December 4, 2017Word of the Day

Funiliform (adj) (rare)


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 – Risorial

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Risorial (adj) (rare)


Relating to laughter; used in laughing; = “risible”.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ogilvie (1797–1867), lexicographer. From post-classical Latin risorius + -al.

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