Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday -- April 6, 2011

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.


turbot - "Sea urchins and turbot, is it Ostentatious?" Tullia's voice again, hectoring the steward. (p. 125)

turbo: a European flatfish, Psetta maxima,  having a diamond-shaped body: valued as a food fish.

THE MAPPING OF LOVE AND DEATH by Jacqueline Winspear

syllabub - "Sutton had picked up a spoon and was holding it above the syllabub served for the pudding course." (p. 98) 

syllabub: a dessert of beaten cream that is thickened with gelatin, sweetened, and flavored with wine or liquor.

cosh - "Multiple wounds to the skull, you usual blunt object wound -- might have been a cosh, a poker, you name it." (p. 143) 

cosh: a blackjack; bludgeon.

What new words did you discover this week? 


Annie said...

Turbot ! Yes, a really good fish !

Julie said...

Oh I love this idea! I'll have to start keeping track of new words from my reading and participate in this fun meme! Look for it next week :)

Julie @ Read Handed (

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've seen references to syllabub over the years but can't imagine how it might taste. But something about it - the gelatin I think, makes me resist finding out!

Louise said...

I can personally vouch for the fact that turbot is very delicious. Sadly I've never had a syllabub, but last year discovered the wonder that is a fool, which I think is similar to a syllabub- a fool is amazing- fruit and cream and heaven. I've not heard of cosh before. said...

How funny, I picked cosh last week. I love that word and want to be able to use it. I also knew Turbot, embarrassingly because they use it in Hell's Kitchen (yes, I watch that show).

bermudaonion said...

Those words are all new to me. A syllabub doesn't sound very good to me. Thanks for playing along!

Margot said...

A little syllabub would be nice for dessert tonight. All good words.

Carin S. said...

I've run across syllabub many times but never bothered to look it up! I had no idea it was a pudding. Weird.

Alyce said...

Those are all new to me!