MEANING: adjective: So absurd as to provoke laughter.

ETYMOLOGY: In the beginning the word meant sportive. From Latin ludere (to play). Ultimately from Indo-European root leid- (to play), which also gave us allude, delude, elude, illusion, ludicrous, Ludo, collusion, ludic, and prelude. Earliest documented use: 1619.

MUDICROUS - what the Mississippi River is from one side to the other

LUDICROWS - very smart black birds whose antics make you laugh

LUDICROUP - a condition where you laugh so hard you can't breathe