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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
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin
Quote of the Day
Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the laws & nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to be & the non-necessity of it.

- Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)
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