Pronounced: EAR-wig, noun/verb

Notes: I had a faint idea of the meaning of the noun form, but no clue concerning the verb form

Yesterday’s word

The word xyst means “a garden walkway planted and bordered with trees”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Latin word xystus (garden terrace; shaded walk), which came from the Greek word xystós (a covered colonnade)

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

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