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.
COME SUNDAY by Isla Morley
veldt and fynbos - The Cape veldt was different at night, alive with the wild smell of fynbos; a thing with its own heartbeat, its own snorts and threats. (p. 1)
veldt: the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa
fynbos: a type of vegetation unique to the Mediterranean-climate region of southern and southwestern South Africa, characterized by evergreen hard-leaved shrubs and almost no trees
kopjes - Children were called in from its heat at dusk, long before the moon would rise over the kopjes in the east. (p. 1)
kopjes: a small hill rising up from the African veld
saimin - If it is not before school starts to make sure I intend to get up, it is in the evening after she has fed Mr. Finnegan his saimin, changed his diaper, and put him to bed. (p.198)
saimin: saimin is a noodle soup dish developed in and unique to Hawaii
What new words did you discover this week?