☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,


  • Mood:
  • Music:

Saturday Word: Zymology

zy·mo·lo·gy [ˈfɜːkɪn]:
origin: [1745] Greek; zymo- fermentation + -logy= study of.

noun (zymologic, adjective)
The science of fermentation! To rot things as an art: soy sauce, miso, beer, cheese, pickles, sour dough, cured meats, etc; study of fermentation and ways to apply the knowledge.

One of my personal favorite zymologists (ya heard me) being "The Cheese Nun" (a.k.a. Sister Noella Maricellino), as Catholicism embraces the sciences, her work has led to brand new understandings of bacteria (mold) and the knowledge of very old microbial colonies that have become completely reliant on specific cheeses for their very existence!

If this topic excites you, then I also recommend Magnus Nilsson, a celebrated Norwegian chef making exciting advances by rotting/fermenting unexpected products for exceptionally long periods of time. By the same token he also tries to preserve and re-introduce traditional Nordic flavors back into our culture.
Tags: adjective, noun, religion, scientific, wordsmith: theidolhands, z

  • Tuesday word: Solace

    Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 Solace (noun, verb) sol·ace [sol-is] noun Also called sol·ace·ment. 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble;…

  • Sunday Word: Saltings

    saltings [ sawlt-ings] noun: (British English) areas of low ground regularly inundated with salt water, often taken to include their…

  • Tuesday word: Criterion

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Criterion (noun) cri·te·ri·on [krahy-teer-ee-uhn]; plural cri·te·ri·a [-teer-ee-uh] noun a standard of judgment or…

  • 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