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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 DayWe cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton. All these tiny mechanisms provide the preconditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that 'we choose death.'
- Barbara Ward (1914 - 1981), British author, educator.