brbplayingchess (brbplayingchess) wrote in 1word1day,
brbplayingchess
brbplayingchess
1word1day

  • Mood:

Cortinate

Cortinate
adjective


Pronunciation:
[kor-ti-nate]

Definition:
Resembling a cobweb.

In biological terms it refers to a “a cobwebby remnant of the partial veil which in some mature mushrooms hang from the edges of the cap.”

 

Etymology:
Probably from the Latin cortina (also the noun form) meaning curtain.

 

 

 Usage:
"Each dress in the Gothic Lolita shop was adorned with cortinate lace.”


Love Tahlia, who wishes there really were such a shop in her vicinity.

Tags: adjective, c, wordsmith: brbplayingchess
Subscribe

  • Sunday Word: Sonorous

    sonorous[s uh- nawr- uhs, - nohr-, son-er- uhs] adjective: 1 giving out or capable of giving out a sound, especially a deep, resonant sound,…

  • Sunday Word: Interlocutor

    interlocutor[in-ter- lok-y uh-ter] noun: 1 one who takes part in dialogue or conversation 2 the performer in a minstrel show who is placed…

  • Wednesday Word: Déraciné

    Déraciné - noun or adjective. You may know déraciné as the title of a video game, but this French word can also be used as an adjective or noun.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments