Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday and Wednesday meme

My daughter's hennaed hands.. She loved it. She went to a friend's place to celebrate Id the previous week and they had a henna party for the little girls and the big girls (Yes, for me too!)

Wondrous Words Wednesday: 
Kathy over at Bermudaonion's Weblog hosts Wondrous Words Wednesday. If you come across a word (or two) while reading that is new to you and would like to share your new knowledge, then hop over to Kathy's place and link up!

umbelliferous [ˌʌmbɪˈlɪfərəs]adj - of, relating to, or belonging to the Umbelliferae, a family of herbaceous plants and shrubs, typically having hollow stems, divided or compound leaves, and flowers in umbels: includes fennel, dill, parsley, carrot, celery, and parsnip

gro·tes·quer·ie (also gro·tes·quer·y) n. (pl. -quer·ies) grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively: living in a world of grotesquerie and make-believe. a grotesque figure, object, or action. late 17th cent.: French (see GROTESQUE).
(though I knew what it could mean, did not know this form of grotesque)



9 comments:

  1. Never heard of umbelliferous, I just googled a few pictures, of course I recognise the shape, but never knew it had a name

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  2. I had no idea all those varied plants were in the same general family! And I LOVE a good henna party.

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  3. @LouiseI had not heard of this word too though I know all the plants(of course!)

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  4. @JNCLSame here, was actually surprised that they have something in common.. I found the word when I was trying to put a link up for my Tuesday post for asafoetida(hing)..and henna parties are always fun - totally a girls night out thing..

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  5. I could have figured out grotesquerie but not umbelliferous. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. The words are very interesting, but I love the photo -- so pretty!

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  7. @bermudaonionthanks for the visit.. and yes, umbelliferous would have stumped me had I not read it in context (at least figured it had something to do with plants)

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  8. @Julie P.Thank you! my little one totally loves dress up in any form.. and she had fun..

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  9. @Julie P.Thank you! my little one totally loves dress up in any form.. and she had fun..

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