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2009-08-13 06:15:00

A Belgian arboretum's curator said Wednesday that an endangered Chinese tree has flowered in the garden, which is an event seldom seen anywhere in Europe. The Emmenopterys henryi, which is considered "one of the most strikingly beautiful trees of the Chinese forests," has brought flower lovers to the Kalmthout Arboretum in the northern province of Antwerp, according to the garden's curator Abraham Rammeloo. He told the AFP that the greeny-white trumpet-shaped blooms are "a bit like climbing...

Word of the Day
  • 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.