nutraceutical (noo-truh-SOO-ti-kuhl) noun, adjective
1. A food with (or believed to have) medicinal properties.
2. Pertaining to nutraceuticals.
[Blend of nutrient and pharmaceutical.]
"Some of the new nutraceutical waters will be priced comparably; others
will cost about twice as much as plain bottled water."
Phil Lempert, Today's Water Is Getting All Juiced Up, The Los Angeles
Times, Sep 18, 2000.
This week's theme: new words in the OED.
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it,
can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe
to do. -Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer (1564-1642)