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Dec 24, 2019
This week’s theme
No el

This week’s words
jactancy
oryzivorous
gaminesque
twiforked
amaxophobia

oryzivorous
Bobolink aka rice bird
Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Photo: Andrea Westmoreland / Wikimedia

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oryzivorous

PRONUNCIATION:
(oh-ri-ZIV-uhr-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Rice-eating.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin oryza (rice) + -vorous (feeding). Earliest documented use: 1857.

USAGE:
“China is an oryzivorous country.”
Mark McKenna; The Word Gang; Precipitation Press; 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. -John Morley, statesman and writer (24 Dec 1838-1923)

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