Word of the Day: Apricity

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Word of the Day: Apricity

Definition: The warmth of the winter sun.

A related word is ‘apricate’ meaning to bask in the sun.

This got me thinking about apricots—because they look a bit like a sun, if you hold one at arm’s length and squint. And they are tasty when you bake them into warm cookies.

However, the word ‘apricot’ has nothing to do with ‘apricate’. It actually comes from the same etymological roots as ‘precocious’ because it ripens earlier in the year than other stone fruits.

Just so you know for next time you feel like eating an apricot in the apricity.

By | 2015-04-03T11:49:18+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|WOTD|0 Comments

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