Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Anthophilous
 
Pronunciation: /anˈTHäfələs/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) attracted by or living among flowers.
2) feeding on flowers, as certain insects.
3) (of insects or other animals) frequenting flowers.
 
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek anthos + English -philous
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Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Candles have been made out of cows, insects, and whales. Tallow (a byproduct of beef fat rendering) was popular in Europe in the Middle Ages, but candles have also been made out of wax gathered from insects and moulded with seeds, spermaceti from sperm whales, beeswax, and various different plants. Candles are now mostly made from paraffin (a solid extracted from crude oil), beeswax or soy.