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

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