Pronounced: suh-RAWR-uhl (alt: suh-ROAR-uhl), adj

Notes: This is one of those words that I didn’t know, but after I saw the definition, I thought “Of course! I should have known this word!”

Yesterday’s word

The word blet means “to over-ripen to the point of rotting”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

Our word was coined by botanist John Lindley in the 1830s; he took it from the French word blettir (to over-ripen).

Published by Richard

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

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