Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.
THE BODY IN THE SLEIGH by Katherine Hall Page
cormorant - A beautiful child with rosy cheeks -- Rosa rugosa cheeks -- and shiny dark fine hair, like cormorant feathers, escaping from the hooded snowsuit. (p. 3)
cormorant: any of several voracious, totipalmate seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, as Phalacrocorax carbo, of America, Europe, and Asia, having a long neck and a distensible pouch under the bill for holding captured fish, used in China for catching fish.
rennet - Every time she added the rennet and returned the next day to her curds and whey, she was as pleased at the way nature worked as she had been the first time. (p. 206)
rennet: a preparation or extract of the rennet (the lining membrane of the fourth stomach of a calf or of the stomach of certain other young animals) membrane, used to curdle milk, as in making cheese, junket, etc.
LADY VERNON AND HER DAUGHTER by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
turbot - The fishmonger, who kept a stew pond, had sent a supply of whitebait only that morning (Vernon having an insatiable appetite for delicacy), and Frederica repressed a smile as she determined that the portion of turbot was insufficient for twelve, so her uncle must sacrifice his private indulgence to hospitality. (p. 195)
turbot: a European flatfish, Psetta maxima, having a diamond-shaped body: valued as a food fish.
What new words did you discover this week?