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Dec 30, 2010This week's theme
Words derived from the names of body parts
This week's words
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Of or relating to orchids.
ETYMOLOGY:From New Latin Orchidaceae (orchid family name), from Latin orchis (orchid), from Greek orkhis (testicle, orchid, from the shape of its tubers). Earliest documented use: 1838.
USAGE:"Arlene Dahl was and remains a real doll. The orchidaceous leading lady was one of the most beautiful women to ever grace MGM musicals."
Jim Bawden; Dear Jim; The Toronto Star (Canada); Jun 6, 1998.
See more usage examples of orchidaceous in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
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