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2011-07-31 06:16:53

Inspired by a sixth-grade science project, a teenager has developed a way to help combat kudzu, "an invasive plant that has overrun millions of acres of land throughout the Southeastern United States," according to a recent CNN.com report. Kudzu was first brought into the US during the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876, and gained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s as a way to combat erosion. These days, however, it has begun spreading out of control, overtaking 150,000 new acres of...


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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