floccinaucinihilipilification

Pronounced: FLOCK-see-NAH-see-NIL-ih-PILL-ee-fih-KAY-shun, noun

Notes: I happen to know this from a radio show, but I wanted to share it


Yesterday’s word

The word solander is “a case for maps, plates, etc, made to resemble a book, having a front cover and hinged fore edge”

First usage

Our word came into being in the late 1700s

Background / Comments

Our word was named after the man who created it: Daniel Solander, a Swedish botanist while he was working at the British Museum.

Rejected word

The verb nictitate came up as a word, but I think I’ve previously run across it and happened to learn it. If you don’t know it, it is a fancy, Latin-based word for “wink”

Published by Richard

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

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