deterge

Pronounced: dih-TUHRG, verb

Notes: You probably know this word, but I didn’t know it existed


Yesterday’s word

The word pilose means “covered with soft hairs or fur”

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1700s

Background / Comments

As I wrote yesterday, our word rings a faint bell, so I think I’ve run across it in reading, but I don’t recall any of the circumstances. Our word comes from the Latin word pilōsus (shaggy).

Published by Richard

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

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