Escargot

/ɛˈskɑːɡəʊ//ɛˈskɑːɡəʊ/ noun The edible snail, especially as an item on a menu. Origin French, from Old French escargol, from Provençal escaragol. ==========@ Étienne entertained everyone […] Read More

Sleet

/sliːt/ noun mass noun 1 Rain containing some ice, as when snow melts as it falls. 1.1 US A thin coating of ice formed by […] Read More

Balmoral

/balˈmɒr(ə)l/ noun 1 A round brimless hat with a cockade or ribbons attached, worn by certain Scottish regiments. 2 A heavy laced leather walking boot. […] Read More

Stevengraph

/ˈstiːv(ə)nɡrɑːf/ noun A type of small picture made from brightly coloured woven silk, produced during the late 19th century. Origin Named after Thomas Stevens (1828–88), […] Read More

Profligate

/ˈprɒflɪɡət/ adjective 1 Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. 2 Licentious; dissolute. noun A licentious, dissolute person. Origin Mid 16th century (in […] Read More

Cosmography

/kɒzˈmɒɡrəfi/ noun – Plural cosmographies mass noun 1 The branch of science which deals with the general features of the universe, including the earth. 1.1 […] Read More

Chatoyant

/ʃəˈtɔɪənt/ adjective (of a gem, especially when cut en cabochon) showing a band of bright lustre caused by reflection from inclusions in the stone. Origin […] Read More

Ophiology

/ɒfɪˈɒlədʒi/ noun mass noun The branch of zoology that deals with snakes. Origin Early 19th century: from Greek ophis ‘snake’ + -logy. ========== One day, […] Read More

Shofar

/ˈʃəʊfə/ noun Plural shofars, Plural shofroth A ram’s-horn trumpet formerly used by Jews as an ancient battle signal and now used in Jewish religious ceremonies. […] Read More

Bandura

/banˈduːrə/ noun A Ukrainian stringed instrument resembling a large asymmetrical lute with many strings, held vertically and plucked like a zither. Origin Ukrainian; compare with […] Read More