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Oct 9, 2008
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hypergelast
skeuomorph
hey rube
snood
serein

Snood
A turkey's snood
Photo: Debbie Roos, North Carolina Cooperative Extension

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PRONUNCIATION:
(snood)

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.

See more usage examples of snood in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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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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