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One of our listeners was visiting the Orchid House at the San Diego Zoo and happened across the word fugacious, meaning “blooming only briefly.” The word can also apply to one’s mood, and shares a Latin root with...

poodle cut

poodle cut  n.— «Lygodium, or Old World climbing fern, covers trees like a green blanket. Workers use a technique called “poodle cut” on lygodium vines, carving deeply into the thick vegetation near the base, which kills the...

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