… Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading.
It is hosted by Kathy, over at BermudaOnion’s Weblog.
You can either stop by and leave a link to your own ‘mystery’ words of the week, or just browse the eclectic mix of words that others have discovered, there is always a great selection.
Don’t forget that Kathy and the rest of us, all love to read your comments as well, so that we can visit and share your words of the week!
My first word this week, comes from an excellent debut novel, a copy of which was sent to me by the author, for review. ‘Primal’ by D.A. Serra, definitely lived up to all my expectations as a gritty thriller … Great stuff!
Doctor Hartman called it idiopathic – but she told her dad (privately) that Doctor Hartman was the idiot because it was obvious she was allergic to burying her mother.
I totally agree with her in this instance, I wouldn’t take too kindly to telling me I had an idiopathic illness, I would take it as a complete insult!!
Of, relating to, or designating a disease having no known cause.
Each morning, I log onto ‘JigZone’, an online jigsaw site, where daily at 6am, UK time, a new mini jigsaw puzzle of the day is uploaded. On average they only take 5-10 minutes to complete and are a great way to wake up the old brain cells! This picture and word certainly had me thinking! 6am is a little too early for all the brain cells to be up and running!
The Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) is a parrot native to the East Asia. It is unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage; the male having a mostly bright emerald green plumage and the female a mostly bright red and purple/blue plumage.
The occurrence of two forms distinct in structure, coloration, etc., among animals of the same species.
The occurrence of two different forms of flowers, leaves, etc., on the same plant or on different plants of the same species.
The property of some substances of crystallizing in two chemically identical but crystallographically distinct forms.
My next word I came across when participating in the regular ‘Mailbox Monday’ meme. I stopped over to visit the lovely Naida at ‘The Bookworm’. A print copy of the book ‘Crocheted Amigurumi’ had been sent to her, in return for an honest review and I could just tell that she was itching to find crochet hook and wool, to get started on one project or another. Me … I was just itching to get to the dictionary to find out what amigurumi is …!
Crocheted Amigurumi by author Amy Palmer
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features (suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things), as is typical in Japanese culture.
I think I shall leave this post at just the three words this week … It is past 11pm Tuesday, here in the UK and I run the risk that anything else I might try to write now, will be complete and utter gobbledygook! Looking forward to checking out all your great new words.