Thursday, November 15, 2007

Your word of the day is: zarf

The latest craze in the Crum household is Scrabble. It all started when one of my friends challenged me to a game of Scrabulous on Facebook. That reminded me of how much I liked Scrabble, so I downloaded a Scrabble game for my Mac and also found my old board game and taught my son to play. Being the hyper-competitive person that I am, I started looking for Scrabble word lists online, including this one. I was combing through the "z" words just now and found one I'd never heard of, which brings me to our word of the day:

zarf (n): " A chalicelike holder for a hot coffee cup, typically made of ornamented metal, used in the Middle East." -- from

I want y'all to practice using that in a sentence. There will be a test on Monday.

1 comment:

Tamara said...

Here's a new word for you: epergne (pronounced ipern) - an ornament (especially in branched form)for the centre of a dinner table, holding flowers or fruit.

I also enjoy new words :)