Word of the Day – Saponaceous

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Saponaceous (adj)


Containing soap; soapy.

Early 18th century: from modern Latin saponaceus (from Latin sapo, sapon- ‘soap’) + -ous.

Example sentences

“It has saponaceous roots; the natives use it all the time.”

Word of the Day – Pilgarlic

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Pilgarlic (noun)


Originally: a bald head; a bald-headed person. In later use also: a pitiable, lowly, or foolish person; a shabby or unkempt person. Frequently used without article, as though a proper name.

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Skelton (c1460–1529), poet. In some forms apparently partly from pilled + garlic and partly from peeled + garlic; in some forms apparently partly from pill + garlic and partly from peel + garlic.

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