Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Today's Word: Homarine

Is this the coolest-looking animal or what? French explorers just announced finding this blind, whitish crustacean at a depth of 7,540 feet some 900 miles south of Easter Island last year.

All of which is a great reminder that if you need to describe, say, a strong handshake and want a synonym for "lobster-like," the word you want is homarine (HAH-muh-ryne). It's a relative of that word often seen on French menus, homard.


Anonymous beth said...

Glad to find your blog and all these fascinating posts, Martha! Homarine is heading right into my lexicon.

4:45 PM  

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