Pronounced: suhr-rih-BUT-l, noun

Note: This is a word I should have come across, but haven’t

Yesterday’s word

The word accrete means “to become fused together; to grow or merge together”

First usage

Our word goes back to the late 1700s

Background / Comments

I like this word. In my mind’s eye, I can see spots of grass accreting (growing together). The word is actually a back formation from accretion. Ice can also accrete.

Published by Richard

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

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