Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are two words I came across the other day.

Alewives-  is an anadromous species of herring found in North America. It is one of the "typical" North American shads.

Cormorants- is a large diving bird with a long neck, long hooked bill,short legs, and mainly dark plumage, it typically breeds on coastal cliffs and is noted for its voratious appetite.


8 comments:

  1. Hi Mary Ann,

    I know all about cormorants, as they are quite common around most parts of the UK coastline.

    Although I of course, know about herrings also, I have never heard of an alewife. I see that it is exclusively native to Northern American waters though, so it is hardly surprising that I haven't come across the interestingly named species, on this side of the pond :)

    Thanks for sharing and have a great reading week :)

    Yvonne

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  2. I would have guessed alewives had something to do with beer!

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  3. I was also surprised at alewives. I was thinking barmaids. I picked up a new word from your definitions and will use it next week: anadromous. Thanks.

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  4. I also was clueless about alewives - I guessed it meant women who made beer!

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