Pronounced: PLAN-juhnt, adj

Notes: This looks like a compressed form of Plantagenet, but it’s not

Yesterday’s word

The word olid means “foul-smelling”

First usage

The word goes back to the late 1600s.

Background / Comments

The word is from Latin olere (to smell). It’s amazing that such a useful short word is not more frequently in use.

Published by Richard

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

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