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A.Word.A.Day--ecesis

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This week's theme: words from the plant kingdom.

ecesis (i-SEE-sis) noun

The entry or establishment of a plant in a new habitat.

[From Greek oikesis (inhabitation), from oikein (to inhabit). Ultimately from Indo-European root weik- (clan) that is also the forebear of vicinity, village, villa, and villain (originally, a villain was a farm servant, one who lived in a villa or a country house).]

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

Decided to pack up and move to a new city? Why call it a mere moving (or shifting) when you can grandly announce your ecesis.

"Perhaps there are also ecological barriers to ecesis in new habitats even when seeds arrive."
Richard H. Groves; Australian Vegetation; Cambridge University Press; 1994.

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Throw your dream into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, or a new country. -Anais Nin, author (1903-1977)

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