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Dec 8, 2016
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succulent
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afflatus
peregrination
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peregrination
Illustration: Leah Palmer Preiss

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peregrination

PRONUNCIATION:
(per-i-gruh-NAY-shuhn)

MEANING:
noun: Traveling from place to place, also a course of travel, especially on foot.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin peregrinari (to travel abroad), from peregrinus (foreign), from peregre (abroad), from per- (through) + ager (field, country). Ultimately from the Indo-European root agro- (field), which is also the source of agriculture, acre, peregrine, pilgrim (a variant of peregrine), and agrestic. Earliest documented use: 1475.

USAGE:
“Here’s a sample of what I recorded from my peregrinations around society’s watering holes last year.”
Adam Helliker; The End of the Year Review; The Express on Sunday (London, UK); Jan 3, 2016.

See more usage examples of peregrination in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
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