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Today's Words : Feinschmecker, E pluribus unum and Glabrous


Feinschmecker

(fahyn-shmek-uhr) Noun

gourmet; a person who appreciates good food

More about Feinschmecker

First recorded in 1895–1900;

From German literally meaning “fine-taster, gourmet.”

From fein, fine1 + schmecker, "taster", from schmecken, "to taste", (see smack1 + -er1)
Examples of Feinschmecker

The restaurant, popular among feinschmeckers, offered an exquisite tasting menu.
An impressive feinschmecker, she could identify every ingredient in the elaborate dish.

E pluribus unum    

(e ploo-ri-boos oo-noom)
Latin phrase

out of many, one
More about E pluribus unum

First used in English as a slogan in the 1700s.

Adopted as the U.S. motto in 1782.

Directly from Latin: e, “out of” + plus, “more” + unus, “one.”

Examples of E pluribus unum

The phrase E pluribus unum appears on the Great Seal of the United States, symbolizing unity.

In the spirit of E pluribus unum, people from all backgrounds came together to celebrate Independence Day.

Glabrous

(gley-bruhs) Adjective
having a surface devoid of hair; smooth
More about Glabrous

First used between 1630–40.

From Latin glaber, meaning “smooth, hairless” + -onus suffix forming adjectives. 
Examples of Glabrous

The glabrous leaves of Japanese camellias are smooth to the touch.
Some people have naturally glabrous skin, free of hair or blemishes.

Inputs Courtesy: Dictionary.com




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