Wordsmith.org: the magic of words


A.Word.A.Day

About | Media | Search | Contact  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ



Oct 9, 2013
This week's theme
Insults

This week's words
furfuraceous
pediculous
xanthodontous
pilgarlic
fustilugs

Send a gift that
keeps on giving,
all year long:
A gift subscription of AWAD or give the gift of books
Bookmark and Share Facebook Twitter Digg MySpace Bookmark and Share
A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

xanthodontous

PRONUNCIATION:
(zan-tho-DON-tuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Having yellow teeth.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek xanthos (yellow) + -odon (toothed). Earliest documented use: 1862. Also see Xanthippe.

USAGE:
"Nary a xanthodontous smile in sight."
Emme Nelson Baxter; Volunteers Deserve a Hand in Tough Times; The Tennessean; May 3, 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Imagine there's no countries, / It isn't hard to do, / Nothing to kill or die for, / No religion too, / Imagine all the people / living life in peace. -John Lennon, musician (1940-1980)

We need your help

Help us continue to spread the magic of words to readers everywhere

Donate

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith