Wondrous Words Wednesday

What new words have you learned this week? Join Kathy at BermudaOnionWondrous Words Wednesday @ BermudaOnion to see more.

All my words are from Forester’s Song by A. E. Coppard.

Will you take a sprig of hornbeam?
    Will you try a twig of pine?
Or a beam of dusky cedar
    That the ivy dare not twine?
My larch is slim and winsome,
    There is blossom on the sloe;
Timber tell you, tell you timber,
    How the trees do grow!

1. hornbeam 

—any of about 25 species of hardy, slow-growing ornamental and timber trees of the genus Carpinus of the birch family, having smooth grayish bark and hard whitish wood


2. larch

Definition—any of several deciduous, coniferous trees of the genus Larix, having needlelike leaves clustered on short shoots and heavy, durable woodEuropeanLarch
3. sloe

Definition—wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow fleshsloe



bermudaonion said...

Those are all new to me words! I'm going to say that's because we don't have any of those plants around here, but I really don't know if we do or not. Thanks for participating!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I like your new words and I like that they all came from one short poem.

Snowbell said...

I only knew sloe (from sloe gin...).

Here's mine

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

I have never heard any of these words before. I wonder how a sloe tastes? I'll have to ask my girlfriend who now resides with her family in Conn. if she has.

G said...

interesting, as I was leaving the stadium Saturday I ran into AphroMan, last year it was just him and BamaMan, but two more masked marauders have entered their fold this year, one who calls himself Cap'Stone and the one I met this past Saturday calls himself Crimson Sentry, which apparently is a name he shares with a tree... things you find out, odd connections you make to a blog entry...


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