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Apr 27, 2007
This week's theme
Words having vowels aeiou once and only once, and in order

This week's words
abstemious
caesious
anemious
facetious
annelidous

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annelidous

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This week's theme: words having vowels aeiou once and only once, and in order.

annelidous (uh-NEL-uh-duhs) adjective

Of or relating to worms.

[From French anneler (to ring), from Latin anellus, diminutive of anus (ring).]

"The mud in many places was thrown up by numbers of some kind of worm, or annelidous animal."
Charles Darwin; Voyage of the Beagle; 1839.

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