PRONUNCIATION: (VY/VEE-uh dol-uh-RO-suh)

MEANING: noun: A distressing journey or experience.

ETYMOLOGY: After the route believed to have been taken by Jesus on his way to Calvary. From Latin via dolorosa (painful path), from via (path) + dolor (pain). Earliest documented use: 1878.


VIAND OLOROSA - spoiled meat (you can tell because it smells)

VIA DONOROSA - Sir Orosa lives on this street

VIDOLO ROSA - a sweet red onion, not sharp at all, originally sold only in the Vidolo Farmers' Market in Toombs County, Georgia, USA (See here - it's not even Wikipedia!)