gapeseed

Pronounced: GAPE-seed (alt: GAP-seed), noun

Notes: It looks like “grapeseed”, but it is not related to it


Yesterday’s word

The word susurrate means “to make a whispering or rustling sound”

First usage

Our word came into English in the early 1600s

Background / Comments

I think this is a neat word. I ran across this in some Star Trek novel (I don’t remember which one; perhaps Strangers From the Sky) in which it describes the “susurration of the Vulcan heart”. Our word comes from the Latin word susurrare (to whisper or hum).

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

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