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A.Word.A.Day--salubrious

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salubrious (suh-LOO-bree-uhs) adjective

Promoting health or well-being; wholesome.

[From Latin salubris, from salus (health), ultimately from Indo-European root sol- (whole) which is also the source of words such as solid, soldier, salutary, salute, salvage, safe, sage, solicit, solemn, and consolidate.]

See more usage examples of salubrious in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"What better way to beat the heat in the Capital, both climatic and political - than head for the salubrious environs of a hill station!"
Jagdish Bhatt; Priyanka Chills Out in Shimla; The Times of India (New Delhi); Jun 9, 2004.

"Her most recent series of large paintings of hedges and garden paths is done in energetic, loose brushstrokes daubed with salubrious colors."
Garden of Inspiration; Orlando Sentinel (Florida); Jun 5, 2004.

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