Archive | October 21, 2011

Favourite word

Fall is the only time I get to think about or use my favourite word – abscission. I like the way it sounds and what it is.
abscissa from the Latin scindere or to cut away
The abscission layer is a layer of cells between a leaf and the tree in a deciduous* tree so it can fall in autumn. It allows it to fall without leaving a wound in the tree.
Pretty cool.
What’s your favourite word?

*although deciduous is a pretty cool word too.

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