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 – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)


A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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