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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: 1. A fleshy appendage over the beak of a turkey.
2. A net for holding a woman's hair at the back of her head.
ETYMOLOGY:From Old English snod.
USAGE:"She unloaded groceries from her car one day and returned to find a tom -- caruncles and snood ablaze in red."
Clara Germani; Not Wild About the Turkeys; The Christian Science Monitor (Boston, Massachusetts); Nov 21, 2005.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Language is an anonymous, collective and unconscious art; the result of the creativity of thousands of generations. -Edward Sapir, anthropologist and linguist (1884-1939)
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