Word of the Day – Napiform

By January 20, 2018Word of the Day

Napiform (adj)


Having the form, shape, or appearance of a turnip; (specifically in Botany, of a root, spore, etc.) round above and tapering below.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alphonso Wood (1810–1881), botanist. From nape + -iform.

Example sentences

“They’re all napiform, they’ll be hard to stack.”

Word of the Day – Minarchy

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Minarchy (noun)


Minimal government; specifically a (hypothetical) form of government that does not interfere with individual rights and civil liberties, and that has itself no right to levy taxes upon legitimately acquired property.

1960s; earliest use found in Ralph Borsodi (1888–1977). From min- + -archy.
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