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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: An out-of-control plant that overruns everything around it. Also, anything that behaves in this manner.
After triffids, a species of plants in the science-fiction novel, The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham. From Latin tri- (three) + findere (to split). Earliest documented use: 1951.
In the novel, The Day of the Triffids, triffids are a species of large plants with three leg-like structures that enable them to move. Triffids have poisonous stings and attack people around the world.
"Ecologists reckon that triffid weeds, Monterey pines, and dozens of other invasive plants already extend over one-twelfth of South Africa."
Andrew Balmfor; Wild Hope; The University of Chicago Press; 2012.
"In a triffid's world, the only thing that matters is making money and the ability to make more money."
Rusty Markland; The World Hates A Salesman; Xlibris; 2011.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity. -Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (1809-1865)