corvine

Pronounced: KORE-vine, adj

Notes: I didn’t know this word existed


Yesterday’s word

The word plummy can mean

  • of or relating to plums
  • choice; desirable
  • rich and mellow (voice)
  • carefully articulated and affected accent; thought typical of the English upper class
Background / Comments

I assume most people know the first meaning, and several know the second: these are the two that I know. I did not know either of the last two meanings. They all come from Old English plume (plum).

First usage

The word showed up in the early 1700s

Published by Richard

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

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