marmorean

Pronounced: mahr-MORE-ee-uhn, adj

Notes: Also spelled marmoreal; I think I’ve seen this word somewhere, but I didn’t know the definition


Yesterday’s word

The word favonian means

  • of, or pertaining to, the west wind
  • mild or favorable; propitious
First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Our word came from the Latin word Favōniānus (Favonius, the Roman personification of the west wind).

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

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