faience

Pronounced: fay-AHNS (alt: fie-AHNS), noun

Notes: I don’t think I’ve every seen this word


Yesterday’s word

The word pinnate means “having the look of a feather, in shape or arrangement; botanical term for symmetrical, blade-like leaves”

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1600s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Latin word pinnātus (feathered; winged). I think this definition was in my mind, but when I saw that it could be used to describe leaves, I’m pretty sure that this is one of the words from my childhood when we have a leaf identification book.

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

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