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loving cup, n.

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: loving cup, n. A drink shared as a sign of friendship, unity, or goodwill. Also: a cup containing such a drink



porphyrogenite, n.

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: porphyrogenite, n. Originally: a member of the imperial family at Constantinople, reputedly born in a purple-hung or porphyry chamber



pook, n.

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: pook, n. A heap, spec. a haycock; a roughly assembled heap of hay, oats, barley, or other unsheafed produce



ogo, n.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: ogo, n. In Cornwall: a cave of natural origin in a shoreside cliff



Lochlann, n.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: Lochlann, n. Chiefly in Irish contexts: a Viking, an ancient or medieval Scandinavian, a Norseman



mondongo, n.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: mondongo, n. A kind of stew, usually made with offal (frequently tripe), popular esp. in Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries



pedgill, v.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day on the 90th anniverary of the first edition of the OED: pedgill, v. To work hard and painstakingly at; to plod, persevere