Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Maelstrom
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius
 
2) something resembling a maelstrom in turbulence
 
Etymology:
 
late 17th century: from early modern Dutch (denoting a mythical whirlpool supposed to exist in the Arctic Ocean, west of Norway), from maalen ‘grind, whirl’ + stroom ‘stream.’
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