Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!
I found one word in Animal Planet Farm Animals by Laaren Brown.
1. ruminant – “Goats, like cows, are ruminants.”
An animal that has more than one stomach and that swallows food and then brings it back up again to continue chewing it.
My next word came from The United States of Beer by Dane Huckelbridge.
2. coelacanth – “A few ale brewers would survive the wartime and postwar industry cull — Newark’s famous Ballantine Ale, established way back in 1840, is one such malty coelacanth.”
A coelacanth is a rare order of fish that’s considered a “living fossil” because it has no close relatives still living, so Huckelbridge was using the word as a figure of speech.
What words do you want to celebrate today?