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Word of the day for January 4
blossom n
  1. A flower, especially one indicating that a fruit tree is fruiting; (collectively) a mass of such flowers.
  2. The state or season of producing such flowers.
  3. (figuratively) A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
  4. The colour of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs.

blossom v

  1. (intransitive) To have, or open into, blossoms; to bloom.
  2. (intransitive) To begin to thrive or flourish.
PointingHand.svg Junichi Kakizaki, a Japanese floral artist, land and environmental artist, and sculptor, was born on this day in 1971.

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Word of the day for January 11
Everester n
  1. Someone who climbs Mount Everest.
PointingHand.svg New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary died on this day ten years ago in 2008. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth above sea level.

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Word of the day for January 19
ununennium n
  1. The systematic element name for the (as yet undiscovered) chemical element with an atomic number of 119 (symbol Uue).

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Word of the day for January 26
drop bear n
  1. (cryptozoology) A fictional Australian marsupial in the form of a large, carnivorous koala said to fall upon its prey from treetops.
PointingHand.svg Happy Australia Day from all of us at the Wiktionary!

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