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Word of the day for July 1
motlopi n
  1. The shepherd tree or shepherd's tree (Boscia albitrunca), an evergreen tree native to southern and tropical Africa which is one of the most important forage trees of the Kalahari.
PointingHand.svg Today is Sir Seretse Khama Day in Botswana, which commemorates the birthday of Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana, on this day in 1901.
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Word of the day for July 13
calvous adj
  1. (formal, medicine, rare) Lacking most or all of one's hair; bald, hairless.
  2. (botany, rare) Lacking bristles or pappuses.
PointingHand.svg The calvous British actor Sir Patrick Stewart was born on this day in 1940.
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Word of the day for July 23
churchical adj
  1. (Christianity) Pertaining to or characteristic of church; ecclesiastical.
  2. (music) Belonging to a style of Reggae music that reflects a spiritual sensibility.
  3. (Rastafarianism) Pertaining to the strain of Rastafarian culture that emphasizes a traditional theocracy.
PointingHand.svg Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, was born on this day in 1892. He is worshipped as a deity and messiah by Rastafarians.
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