Iouea

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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Proper noun[edit]

Iouea

  1. A taxonomic genus within the phylum PoriferaCretaceous 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stuart Kidd "IOUEA: a creative coup". Word Ways. FindArticles.com. 08 Jun, 2011