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2008-09-25 17:46:48

To: SOCIETY EDITORS Contact: Sharon McCarter of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, +1-202-691-4016, Sharon.mccarter@wilsoncenter.org WASHINGTON, Sept.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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