Word Trivia Word Trivia is a free service of FreeThesaurus.com http://www.freethesaurus.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_trivia.png 120 60 Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com/husk //www.freethesaurus.com/husk#2020 beer nut - A peanut served with its husk but not its shell. More...

brown sugar, brown rice - Brown sugar is unrefined or partially refined; brown rice is unpolished with only the husk removed. More...

husk - A shortening of Dutch huisken, "little house." More...

paddy - As in "field," it is from a Malay word meaning "rice in the straw or husk" (making rice paddy redundant). More...

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Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com/oak //www.freethesaurus.com/oak#2020 rambunctious - Once rumbustious and robusteous, it is probably based on Latin robus, "oak"—implying strength—and can describe a person or animal. More...

robust - Comes from Latin meaning "oak" and "oaken." More...

tan - From a Latin word for "oak," it first referred to the crushed bark of the oak or other trees, especially in its use to convert hides into leather. More...

tree - Part of a large Indo-European group based on deru/doru-, "oak." More...

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Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Word Trivia http://www.freethesaurus.com/news //www.freethesaurus.com/news#2020 gazette - A gazzetta, a Venetian coin of little value, gave rise to the phrase gazzetta de la novita, "halfpennyworth of news," which eventually gave us gazette. More...

silly season - Any slow news period characterized by trivial news or no news. More...

tidings - Probably comes from Old Norse tithindi, "news of events." More...

report - To report something is etymologically to "carry it back," from Latin reportare; the metaphorical sense of "bringing back news" also developed in Latin. More...

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