Word of the Day – Mollipilose

By November 13, 2019Word of the Day

Mollipilose (adj) (zoology) (archaic)

mol-ee-pil-ose

Having soft hairs; downy

Mid 18th century from Latin pilosus, from pilus ‘hair’.

Example sentences

“The baby ducks are mollipilose, with no sign of feathers yet.”

Word of the Day – Feuilleton

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Word of the Day – Prate

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Word of the Day – Donee

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Word of Day – Napoo

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Word of the Day – Avarice

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Word of the Day – Oneirologist

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Word of the Day – Charango

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Word of the Day – Progressivism

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Word of the Day – Pokal

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