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2011-06-09 00:00:30

Mixing famed Galapagos landmarks and less-visited gems on the 10-day expedition cruise, International Expeditions' small-yacht voyage explores the archipelago's legendary beaches, lush highland forests and dormant volcanoes, a treasure trove of animals. Along the way, Peter Gros' lectures offer travelers a deeper understanding of this ecological wonder. His love for wildlife, snorkeling and hiking enrich his colorful narratives as he engages with guests throughout the journey. Helena, AL...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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