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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
From the large and showy flowers in the orchid family. From Latin orchis (orchid), from Greek orkhis (testicle, orchid, from the shape of its tubers). Earliest documented use: 1897. A related word is orchidaceous.
“Where orchidacity is the fashion homespun leaves one unsatisfied.”
James Agate; Ego 9; Harrap; 1948.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. -Edith Sitwell, poet (7 Sep 1887-1964)
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