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African daisy

African daisy

African daisy (Osteospermum sp.), also known as "Pink Whirls." (Date of Image: January 2003) Credit: Photo by Jon Sullivan; courtesy PDPhoto.org.
Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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