Pronounced: FOO-fuh-raw, noun

Notes: I’ve run across this word, but only had a vague understanding of its meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word suberous means “like cork in appearance or texture”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

The background of our word is pretty straightforward: it comes from the Latin word suber (cork oak). I saw the “sub” and thought of the prefix sub- (which means “below”) and thought maybe our word meant something like “underhanded”… but nothing so shady.

Published by Richard

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

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