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Symbol: OOFOM Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   HAFRM Haplopappus fremontii (A. Gray) Greene ssp. monocephalus (A. Nelson) H.M. Hall Distribution: Oonopsisfoliosa(A. Gray) Greene var.monocephala(A. Nelson) Kartesz & Gandhi distribution:USA(CO) Classification:      ...

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'