PRONUNCIATION: (kee-HO-tee, -tay, KWIK-suht)

MEANING: noun: Someone who is unrealistic, naive, chivalrous, idealistic, etc. to an absurd degree.

ETYMOLOGY: After Don Quixote, hero of the eponymous novel by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). Earliest documented use: 1644. The adjectival form is quixotic.

QUIKOTE - new fast-drying paint

QUIQUOTE - the Faster Bartlett

QUIXOSE - an enzyme that digests QUIX (whatever that is)