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A.Word.A.Day--postprandialThis week's theme: Words related to eating and drinking
postprandial (post-PRAN-dee-uhl) adjective
After a meal, especially dinner.
[From Latin post- (after) + prandium (meal). Ultimately from Indo-European root ed- (to eat or to bite) that has given other words such as edible, comestible, obese, etch, and fret.]
Two siblings of this word are preprandial (before a meal) and prandial (relating to a meal).
"A plate of the fashion petits fours accompanied Mrs. Barsky's
postprandial iced cappuccino."
"There (in France) it (cognac) is still seen as a conservative
postprandial tipple enjoyed by elderly bourgeois males."
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read. -Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)