Word of the Day – Adaxial

By May 27, 2020Word of the Day

Adaxial (adj)

ad-ak-see-al

(botany)
Facing towards the stem of a plant (in particular denoting the upper surface of a leaf).

Example sentences

“with adaxial leaves right up the stem until the flowerhead.”

Word of the Day – Chickabiddy

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Chickabiddy (noun) chik-a-bid-ee An affectionate form of address for a small child or a loved one. Late 18th century from chick + -a-(for ease of pronunciation) + biddy. (more…)

Word of the Day – Prexy

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Prexy (noun) prek-see A president, especially the president of a college or society. Early 19th century (as prex): college slang. (more…)

Word of the Day – Feuilleton

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Feuilleton (noun) fe-wee-ton A part of a newspaper or magazine devoted to fiction, criticism, or light literature. Mid 19th century French, from feuillet, diminutive of feuille ‘leaf’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Prate

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Prate (verb) pray-t Talk foolishly or at tedious length about something. Late Middle English from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German praten, probably of imitative origin. (more…)

Word of the Day – Donee

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Donee (noun) dow-nee A person who receives a gift / A person given power of appointment. Early 16th century from donor+ -ee. (more…)

Word of Day – Napoo

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Napoo (adj) (Br/En) na-poo Used to indicate that something is finished, ruined, or inoperative, or that someone is dead. First World War representing a pronunciation of French il n'y en…

Word of the Day – Avarice

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Avarice (noun) av-ar-is Extreme greed for wealth or material gain. Middle English from Old French, from Latin avaritia, from avarus ‘greedy’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Oneirologist

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Oneirologist (noun) an-eer-ol-oj-ist A person who studies dreams and their interpretation. Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Southey (1774–1843), poet and reviewer. (more…)

Word of the Day – Charango

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Charango (noun) cha-ran-go A small Andean guitar, traditionally made from an armadillo shell. 1920s from South American Spanish. (more…)

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