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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
There are times when we have to eat our words, and that's never pleasant. But this week's words are all edible and potable (from Latin edere: to eat, and potare: to drink). Some describe food, others are used metaphorically, and in some cases, the food origin is hidden in the etymology.
And we have quite a varied menu. We serve words from French, Latin, Italian, and Greek. Bon appétit!
noun: The sour juice of unripe grapes, crab apples, etc.
From French verjus, from vert (green) + jus (juice).
"Then, leaning forward with a most verjuice expression on his pale face,
he said, 'Give that gentleman half a minute to get out of the way.'"
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one. -Colette, author (1873-1954)