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Jan 3, 2011
This week's theme
Words related to trees and plants

This week's words
dendroid
ligneous
primrose path
sylvan
wormwood

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

A happy 2011 to all! The United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests. Well, every year should be the year of forests. We start the new year with words related to the plant kingdom.

dendroid

PRONUNCIATION:
(DEN-droid)

MEANING:
adjective: Resembling, branching like, or shaped like a tree.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek dendron (tree). Earliest documented use: 1846.

USAGE:
"Above, branches spread a dendroid filigree across the sky."
Angus Wells; Dark Magic: The Godwars; Bantam; 1992.

See more usage examples of dendroid in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. -James M. Barrie, novelist and playwright (1860-1937)

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