amatorculist

Pronounced: uh-ma-TOR-kyuh-list, noun

Notes: I could get parts of this word

Yesterday’s word

The phrase corn salad is a herb of the valerian family that is widely cultivated for its leaves used in salads.

Background

The word came into being as a weed in grain fields — it is the salad green found growing amount rows of corn. The plant is native to southern Europe, but is found in both Europe and North America. Although the name isn’t particularly refined, there are other names; it is also known as ‘lamb salad’. In the late 1600s, English speakers started using the French name of it (mâche) in order to sound more impressive.

First usage

The word came into English in the late 1500s

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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