May 10th, 2008

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salubrious

salubrious suh-loo-bree-uhs
--adjective

favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.

Favorable to health of mind or body; "not the most salubrious campsite"; "one of the less salubrious suburbs"

This story collection takes its title from a quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne about the salubrious effects of sending "roots into unaccustomed earth" rather than replanting succeeding generations "in the same worn-out soil."

[Origin: 1540–50; < L salūbr(is) promoting health (akin to salūs health) + -ious]