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.

1 Comments:

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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