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2008-08-26 18:00:00

By Laura Davis WE HOLD on tight to the sides of the Land Rover as it heads off the track, lurching from side to side like an elephant with an inner- ear infection. When it stops, on the top of a particularly steep dune, the conservation team leaps out and heads across the dunes, fanning out towards the distance in search of their quarry. "Found one!" comes the cry a few minutes later, and when we catch up with the two women they are kneeling on the ground to examine their discovery. "They...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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