Word of the Day – Mundungus

By November 5, 2017Word of the Day

Mundungus (noun) (archaic)


Tobacco of poor quality, bad smelling.

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From mondongo or its etymon Spanish mondongo.

Example sentences

“You can tell old Bob has been in here with his mundungus, it stinks!”

Word of the Day – Ecdysis

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Ecdysis (noun)


The process of shedding the old skin (in reptiles) or casting off the outer cuticle (in insects and other arthropods).

Mid 19th century: from Greek ekdusis, from ekduein ‘put off’, from ek- ‘out, off’ + duein ‘put’.

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