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verrucose

verrucose (VER-uh-kohs, vuh-ROO-kohs) - adj., covered in warts or wartlike protuberances.


Not much to say about this one. Borrowed in the 1680s from Latin verrūcōsus, full of warts, from verrūca, a wart. Mroe commonly used these days in botany than other contexts, or at least that's the impression I get.

Three days after me 'n' Tom swiped the old woman's toad, we was all verrucose, as Doc put it, and itching somethin' fierce.

---L.
Tags: adjective, latin, v
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