Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Cramoisy
 
Pronunciation: /KRAM-oi-zee, kruh-MOI-/
 
Definition: (adj, noun)
 
1) Of a crimson color.
2) Crimson cloth.
 
Etymology: From French cramoisi, from Spanish carmesi, from Arabic qirmizi (of kermes). Earliest documented use: 1423.
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On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1522: Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan).