MEANING: noun: A style of painting in which small dots are applied to the canvas. Also known as pointillism.

ETYMOLOGY: From French pointiller (to paint small dots), from Latin punctum (point), from pungere (to prick). Earliest documented use: 1887.

PO IN VILLAGE - the river goes through the middle of town

PIN TILLAGE - the growing of golf holes

POINT ULLAGE - a promontory where liquid contents evaporate from bottles