ellesieg (ellesieg) wrote in 1word1day,

Tuesday Word: uropygium

I really tried to find a classy word, but nope...here's uropygium, a fancy word for a bird's butt, or the spot where the tail feathers attach to the body, since obviously birds aren't equipped with butts in the human sense of the word. OR ARE THEY. Time to dust off those binoculars!

Uropygium comes from the Greek ouropȳgion or orropygion, comprised of orro-, the combining form of orros (sacral bone), pyg (butt, buttocks) and a diminutive suffix.
Tags: greek, noun, u, wordsmith: ellesieg

  • Sunday Word: Cerulean

    cerulean [s uh- roo-lee- uhn] adjective: resembling the blue of the sky; a shade of blue ranging between azure and a darker sky blue…

  • Tuesday word: Proficient

    Thursday, June 6, 2013 Proficient (adjective, noun) pro·fi·cient [pruh-fish-uhnt] adjective 1. well-advanced or competent in any art, science,…

  • Tuesday word: Bourgeois

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Bourgeois (noun, adjective) bour·geois [boor-zhwah, boor-zhwah; French boor-zhwa] noun plural bour·geois 1. a member of…

  • Post a new comment


    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