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2007-12-20 11:16:39

BEIJING (AP) - A 16-month-old giant panda born at half the weight of most newborn pandas is growing into a normal, healthy animal in southwest China, state media reported Thursday. Wushiyike, who weighed in at 1.8 ounces when he was born at the Chengdu Giant Panda Reproduction and Research Center now weighs 80 pounds, Xinhua News Agency cited the center's director Zhang Zhihe as saying. "Wushiyike" means 1.8 ounces in Mandarin, the national language. Giant pandas usually weigh more than 3.5...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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