Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Umbriferous

Umbriferous means providing shade.

The depth of Lydford Gorge would make it a pleasantly shady place to walk in summer, even without the umbriferous canopy of vegetation.


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  1. I'm glad of the umbriferousness of our parasol, attached to our garden table. It's a bit like umbrella, that word isn't it?

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    1. It is, Suzy. They must be connected, surely?

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  2. Beautiful - as long as you don't break an ankle, when the umbriferous trees would hide you from any rescuing helicopter.

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    1. They would, Lizy. Best tread carefully.

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  3. Nice word that rolls off the tongue.

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  4. What a fabulous word, Patsy. And Lydford Gorge one of my favourite places. Grew up in Plymouth & we spent many a Sunday afternoon walking through here :)

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    1. I've only been once, Tracy. I'd like to go again and see it in other seasons.

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  5. ...from the Latin word Umbra for shade - I wish I had learned Latin - how many words we use originate from one simple Latin word!

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    1. I only know a few latin words, Janet - those connected with plants and Naval mottos.

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  6. Have never used the word but did know the Latin root! Love that photo.

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    1. It was, Alex - except by the bigger waterfalls.

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  8. Lovely word! Never even knew it existed. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

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    1. I keep wondering what I might be forgetting each time I learn something new, Linda.

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  9. There are so many beautiful words in our language that never get used in ordinary conversation (not by me anyway). And if I were to write them they would sound contrived. I'm sure there is an umbrella link there though.

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    1. Some words deserve to be used more though, don't they, Maggie?

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    1. I hope you'll find a use for it, Beverly.

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    1. They do go well together, don't they, Sue?

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