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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The branch of chemistry dealing with fermentation, as brewing.
From Greek zym- (ferment) + -urgy (work). Earliest documented use: 1868.
While zymurgy's day job is raising spirits, it also moonlights as the last word in a dictionary. Some dictionaries have employed other, more accomplished, words for the job. Aardvark serves on the opposite end.
"Zymurgy's reek was everywhere."
Ceylon L. Barclay; Red Rum Punch; Cross Cultural Publications; 1994.
Explore "zymurgy" in the Visual Thesaurus.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint. When I ask why people are hungry, they call me a communist. -Helder Camara, archbishop (1909-1999)
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