Pronounced: boo-kee-NEEST, noun

Notes: Fancy word for something

Yesterday’s word

The word pinetum means “an arboretum of coniferous trees (such as pines)”

First usage

The word came into usage in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

Where I grew up, we didn’t have an arboretum, but there was one area in which pine trees grew. My brothers and I enjoyed climbing up high enough in the trees to sway back and forth. The word comes from Latin pinetum (pine grove).

Published by Richard

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

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