Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Puce
 
Pronunciation: /pyoos/
 
Definition: (noun, adj)
 
1) a dark red or brownish purple color.
2) of a dark or brownish purple.
 
Etymology: late 18th century: from French, literally ‘flea(-color),’ from Latin pulex, pulic- .

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Colporteur
 
Pronunciation: /ˈkälpôrdər,ˌkälpôrˈtər/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a person who peddles books, newspapers, or other writings, especially bibles and religious tracts
 
Etymology: late 18th century: French, from the verb colporter, probably an alteration of comporter, from Latin comportare ‘carry with one.’