Word of the Day – Nemophilist

By December 12, 2017Word of the Day

Nemophilist (noun) (rare)


A person who loves or is drawn to woods or forests.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Atlantic Monthly. From ancient Greek νέμος wooded pasture, glade + -philist.

Example sentences

“Give the country side any day, I am such a nemophilist.”

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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