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


(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.


(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.

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