U...is for

Following on again with Toni's A-Z, "a...is for" meme, this week's letter is U

U..is for uliginous.

Bet you've never heard that before.
I know I never have. 
And if you have then all bets are off.

Uliginous, which I found in my dictionary, means>>>>

oozy, muddy, moist

damp, wet,


and here's another swamp, just because I like the skeleton.

U...is for uliginous.


  1. I like the way that sounds.

  2. Great word not sure I will ever use it.

  3. I love learning new words! I'm going to try to use it & annoy all my friends! :-D x

  4. New one on me and it's not in our Random House dictionary either which is amazing. It's the type of word that rolls off the tongue so easily and I too love to find new words but not sure I would ever use this one. Well done, especially with that last pic.

  5. Thank you. I knew oligeanous (oily, greasy) but didn't know this one. It is wonderful to learn new things, even if I may never use it.

  6. I was going to say I knew that one, but it was EC's oleaginous I knew. Alas, dear Oleaginous, I knew thee well. I would have picked Underpants. I just would've.

  7. Now you've gone and made me learn something...

  8. Delores; it does roll off the tongue quite well.

    Merlesworld; I probably won't either.

    Cassandra Louise; I'd like to see their faces as they all say "what? what?"

    Mimsie; I think it depends on which dictionary you look in. It is in my old Concise English Dictionary, also in my Crossword Dictionary which is essentially a Thesaurus, but it isn't in my Oxford English dictionary.

    Elephant's Child; I knew oligeanous too and I've never used it, but if I need it for a crossword it will be right there in my memory, just as uliginous now will be.

    Murr Brewster; I'd planned on doing Underwear, but Delores covered that in her April A-Z.

    Kymbo Whitford; then my work is done.

  9. Hi River,

    What a great word. I wonder whether I can squeeze that into a blog post?




  10. Plasman; sure you can, think of someplace you've been where it is damp, muddy etc, you know, like England....ha ha.

    The Wicked Writer; that picture is now my desktop background.

  11. Manzanita; dictionaries do have their uses.


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