Today’s Word: Cavernicolous

Here’s a word to which all of us work-at-home types can relate: Pronounced like “Cavern Nicholas,” cavernicolous means “living in a cave.” (Then there’s troglodyte, or “cave-dweller,” and its adjectival form, troglodytic, from Greek words that literally mean “to go down into a hole.”) I was also pleased to learn, while fossicking through the Oxford English Dictionary just now, that a vug is a small cavity in a rock, like the kind in which geodes form–and that something full of cavities is said to be vuggy.

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