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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

P for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 7: P is for...


Phoeniceous.

This old word denotes a bright scarlet-red color and has been assigned as a secondary descriptive to a variety of flowers and birds.

Phoeniceous, the single word, is difficult to find and yet it glows with possibilities and potential which are reminiscent of the great Phoenix. It must be as red as that great fire. It sounds like that, doesn't it?

I'd like to learn more about the word, but it's a time consuming chore and I'm a procrastinator. Now there's a P word I understand!






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36 comments:

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Have never heard this word before. Have heard of phoenix, of course, and Phoenicians. Great choice for the P week.

anthonynorth said...

A beautiful word. I wonder if there's a connection to the Phoenicians?

Leslie: said...

Glorious photos and since I'm also a procrastinator, I don't think I have time to pursue the word! lol Have a wonderful week! :D

Paula Scott said...

I love the obscure words that you present us with each week! Trouble is, I don't retain the info very well...

Sylvia K said...

It is a beautiful word and a terrific one for the day! And your photos are indeed glorious, as always! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Babooshka said...

I was thinking along the lines of Phoenicians too. Beautiful colour and as usual with blogging, I leave the post having learned and wanting to know more.

Gramma Ann said...

I certainly never heard of this word before. Sounds like a word that could be used in the game Balderdash. I learn something new each week on ABC Wednesday.

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, if phoeniceous denotes a bright scarlet red, your photos are perfect, as well as beautiful.
-- Kay

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG Wow said...

Beautiful word and gorgeous colour!

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful flower, - does it have a common name as well?

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful flower, - does it have a common name as well?

photowannabe said...

Yes, I'm afraid that's a word I understand far too well.
Great P post and the firey red flower is beautiful.

Roger Owen Green said...

Unfamiliar, though the narrative about it rings a bell. PRETTY

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gayle said...

First time hearing the word phoeniceous for me. Now, procrastinator.... that's one I'm VERY familiar with!!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful, I learnt a new word today.

Pratibha The Talent said...

thanks for adding a new word to my vocabulary and choice of words reflects the pic. too.

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

That's a word we all don't get to read or hear everyday. Thanks for the information.

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Cezar and Léia said...

This flower has so magnificent red!
Very interesting name, thanks so much for teaching me!
Hugs
Léia

Reader Wil said...

Phoeniceous is a beautiful word for a gorgeous flower! As you saw my header is a poppy, symbol of the victims who died in both world wars. So I first thought that your flower was a poppy too. I wonder if they are related. I am going to look it up in Google, for it's not in my dictionary.

aka Penelope said...

Red is my favorite colour so I should know this word. Your poetry in the previous post is delightful … beautifully descriptive like a painting. So nice that you dropped by my site. To answer your question, it was cold on the Lufthansa flight to Germany. On the way back it was hot ... possibly because it felt so claustrophobic.

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is indeed a beautiful word & a beautiful flower TW. I could apply it to my post as well. Thanks for sharing your discovery.

Dani said...

Great photos.

Thank you

Carver said...

What a great P word to come up with and the flowers are gorgeous.

Strummed Words said...

I learnt a new P word!
P is for private perception

Amy said...

It's always fun to learn new words; the trick is to remember them! I'm a procrastinator too; one of the reasons is that I get so caught up in reading posts like yours, that the time just goes POOF!

Joy said...

Sounds like a useful word, I might be able to pronounce but don't think I'd remember how to spell it.

magiceye said...

the word sounds so rich!

TheChieftess said...

I pride myself on having a rather rich vocabulary...but phoeniceous...never heard of it!!! I'll join the others though, who resonate with the word, procrastinator!!!

Gorgeous color in the photos!!! Love the macro compositon!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Love learning new words. Thanks.
And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Jama said...

I've never seen these flowers before, so beautiful!

Gattina said...

It probably comes from the Greek phoenicians

Jay said...

I'm a procrastinator too! I'm a very very bad one .. or is that 'a good one'? See? Even now, I'm putting off moving onto the next thing. LOL!

Phoenicieous .. quite delicious!

Francisca said...

I sure like both words and colors, so this post on phoeniceous is a good P lesson for me!

kat said...

Thanks to the new word that i learned today. The red flower is so lovely.

Thanks for the visit and comment.

Have a great day.

jabblog said...

Yes, that is a wonderful word - delightful and delicious :-)

Cheryl said...

Sweet! I may just go over to google and type it in, click on images, and see what shows up.