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Nov 11, 2011
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with Anu Garg

scrobiculate

PRONUNCIATION:
(skroh-BIK-yuh-layt)

MEANING:
adjective:
Having many small grooves; furrowed.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin scrobiculus (small planting hole), diminutive of scrobis (trench). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sker- (to cut), which is also the source of skirt, curt, screw, shard, shears, carnage, carnivorous, carnation, sharp, and scrape. Earliest documented use: 1806.

USAGE:
"The stalk is scrobiculate and at first slightly sticky."
Alexander Smith and Nancy Weber; The Mushroom Hunter's Field Guide; University of Michigan Press; 1980.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked. -Napoleon Hill, author (1883-1970)

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