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  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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May
16
2013

phyllotaxy

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

fI l@ taek si

noun

definition 1: the arrangement of plant leaves along a stem, or the principles governing this arrangement.
definition 2: the study of these principles.

derived word: phyllotactic, adj.

Example from The Elements of Botany by Sir Francis Darwin

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