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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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