Raspberries, Blackberries and Salmonberries, Oh My!
“These and other native brambles—shrubs that send up arching stems called canes—are perfect garden plants. They’re easy to grow, but they’re highly perishable, so the fruits can be hard to find in supermarkets.
Birds and mammals feed on them, while the flowers provide nectar for pollinators and the leaves are an essential food source for skipper butterfly larvae.
The red raspberry is native to every region of the Lower 48 except the Deep South. The black raspberry ranges throughout the East as far south as Georgia and from North Dakota south to Colorado and Oklahoma. The common, or Allegheny, blackberry grows in the Northeast and Midwest and south to Virginia and Missouri. California blackberry, also called dewberry, is native to the Pacific Northwest.
The salmonberry is a favorite of western hummingbird species.Named for their resemblance to salmon roe, the fruits taste best when they are amber-colored.”
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According to a lovely new website I just found, the word miscellaneous “comes from the Latin word miscere, meaning “to mix.” You might have heard the expression “a mixed bag,” which applies when you don’t quite know what you’re going to get. That’s true of a bag of miscellaneous objects, too. You might pull out socks and a stick of butter — two things that don’t seem to go together. Similarly, miscellaneous can describe something with many variations, like a person who expresses herself in many different ways.”
Some synonyms for miscellaneous are: various, varied, different, assorted, mixed, sundry, and diverse, to name a few.
The Vocabulary.com website has a fun feature that allows you to create spelling and learning activities, as well as cool quizzes. Try it, Try it I say!
Dipsomania, as heard on an episode of “All Creatures Great and Small”, means:
A recurring compulsion to drink alcoholic beverages to excess. Source: Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012.
Etymology: from the Greek: dipsa, meaning “thirst” + mania, meaning “madness”. Source: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/dipsomaniac
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M – Measurable
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R – Realistic/Relevant
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I watch a lot of Law & Order episodes and I heard the word “estoppel”, but couldn’t quite figure out the meaning in context, so I looked it up.
Estoppel is “A legal principle that bars a party from denying or alleging a certain fact owing to that party’s previous conduct, allegation, or denial.”
The rationale behind estoppel is to prevent injustice owing to inconsistency or fraud. There are two types of estoppel: equitable and legal. Source: http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Estoppel
Its first know use was in 1531, probably an alteration of an Anglo-French word estopere=stopping, from estoper. Source: www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/estoppel