Pronounced: droog, noun
Notes: You may know this word; I didn’t
The word rugose means
- full of wrinkles
- having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between elevated
This word came into English in the late 1600s
Background / Comments
This word came into English from the Latin word rugosus (wrinkled), which comes from ruga (wrinkle). The word corrugate also comes from this Latin root and originally meant “to form or shape into wrinkles or folds”. Other forms of our word are rugulose (finely wrinkled), a scientific term, and rugosity (the state of being full of wrinkles).