Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Bucolic
 
Pronunciation: /byoo-KAH-lik/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) of or relating to shepherds or herdsmen : pastoral
2) relating to or typical of rural life
3) pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity : idyllic
 
Etymology: early 16th century (denoting a pastoral poem): via Latin from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos ‘herdsman,’ from bous ‘ox.’
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Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day:
 
The word “magnesium” comes from the name of the Greek region Magnesia, where compounds of this element occur naturally.
 
Milk of Magnesia, which works as a laxative and to treat indigestion, is a compound of magnesium, hydrogen and oxygen molecules.
 
Another home remedy owed to magnesium? Epsom salts, otherwise known as magnesium sulfate. The name “Epsom” comes from a spring in England where the salts occur naturally.