valediction

Pronounced: val-ih-DIK-shun, noun

Notes: I didn’t know the meaning of this word; it reminded me of a word I do know


Yesterday’s word

The word stenophagous means “feeding on a limited variety of food”

First usage

The word came into English in the 1920s

Background / Comments

I am not sure how “limited” the food has to be to qualify for this word. I remember having a discussion back in high school of food we didn’t like, and one of the class comedians listed “pine cones”. Cutting these out of one’s diet probably doesn’t count as a “limited” variety of food. Our word comes from a combination of two words steno- (narrow; small) and -phagous (feeding on).

Published by Richard

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

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