Iouea

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Etymology[edit]

1955, created by M. W. de Laubenfels[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Iouea f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the phylum Porifera — Cretaceous fossil sponges.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is the shortest word used in English containing all five vowels, as well as the shortest four-syllable word in English.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thorpe, Susan (1993) "IOUEA: a Cretaceous coup", Word Ways: Vol. 26: Iss. 2, Article 7.