PRONUNCIATION: verb: FLAJ-uh-layt; adj.: FLAJ-uh-lit/layt)

MEANING: verb tr.: To punish, especially by whipping.
noun: An organism having a whip-like appendage that’s used for locomotion, such as swimming.
adjective: Relating to such an organism.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin flagellare (to whip), from flagellum (whip), diminutive of flagrum (whip). Earliest documented use: 1623.

FLAG ELATE - rapturously patriotic

PLAGELLATE - like a stretch of French shoreline mostly covered by sandy beach

FLAG "EL LATTE" - to feature Starbuck's latest specialty coffee