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 more word in BIRDSEYE: THE ADVENTURES OF A CURIOUS MAN by Mark Kurlansky.
1. bagasse – “It took six months to dry the bagasse enough to use it for papermaking.”
Bagasse is the pulpy residue left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane.
I found quite a few words in WHEN IN FRENCH by Lauren Collins.
2, 3. gadroon, mammatus – “You can, but the carved edge of a table seems more conspicuous once you know it’s gadrooning, a pouchy cloud more memorable once you can call it a mammatus.”
Gadroon is a decorative edge made of metal or wood, usually made with inverted flutings. The edge of this tray is gadrooned.
Mammatus is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. You can find some beautiful examples of this online.
What words do you want to celebrate today?