Word of the Day
- A perennial plant, Tanacetum Balsamita, of the natural order Compositæ, a native of the south of Europe, long cultivated in gardens for the agreeable fragrance of its leaves.
- Leaves used sparingly (because of bitter overtones) in sauces and soups and stuffings.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Latin 'costum,' cost, plus 'marie,' Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Quote of the DayIt would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.
- George Wald (b. 1906), U.S. biochemist.