31 July 2005

Today's good word: pulchritudinous

Pulchritudinous: Characterized by or having great physical beauty and appeal.

The one disadvantage of the garden pea is that it is not particularly photogenic in landscapes, and Mendel’s experimental garden has been replanted, to please visitors, with more pulchritudinous begonias.

Peter Atkins, Galileo’s Finger

[More on Galileo’s Finger tomorrow.]

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