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Jul 19, 2022
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agrostology
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agrostology
Illustration: Anu Garg × DALL·E AI

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agrostology

PRONUNCIATION:
(ag-ruh-STOL-uh-jee)

MEANING:
noun: The study of grasses.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek agrostis (a type of grass), from agros (field) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1820.

USAGE:
“‘Agrostology is not the most er... flamboyant of professions. That’s my proper field.’
‘I see. Rutabagas are just a sideline. But think of all the cows you’ve made happy.’”
Charlotte MacLeod; Rest You Merry; G.K. Hall; 1979.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in. -George McGovern, senator, author, professor, and WWII pilot (19 Jul 1922-2012)

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