Pronounced: FAIR-uhl, noun

Notes: I was trying so hard to parse this word to figure out the meaning that I forgot that I’ve run across it in reading.

Yesterday’s word

The word sillage is “the trail of scent that lingers behind from a perfume; also, the degree to which it lingers

First usage

This word came into English in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

The word comes from the French word sillage (wake, trail). I’ve run into sillage quite a bit, but I didn’t know that there was a word for it.

Published by Richard

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

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