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2008-04-02 00:15:00

Researchers from University of California, Berkeley, reported Monday that octopuses have love lives far more complex than previously known, and that the animals exhibit rather sophisticated behavior such as flirting, holding hands and even displaying fits of jealousy. Octopuses are well studied in captivity, but their behavior in the wild is less understood but as the animals are shy and often nocturnal. During the new research, graduate student Christine Huffard examined the Abdopus...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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