Friday, April 29, 2011
X is for X...
Another interesting fact, words that start with the letter X are usually pronounces as if they started with the letter Z. How strange...
So, here's some X words that are actually functional.
•Xanadu (n) - an exotic, luxurious place. This word comes from the poem "Kubla Khan" by Samuel T. Coleridge.
•Xenolith (n) - a fragment of a rock embedded inside another rock.
•Xylograph (n) - a wood engraving.
•Xyloid (adj.) - resembling wood; woody.
•Xanthic (n) - yellowish in color; having to do with the compound xanthine.
•Xebec: A xebec is a special three-masted sailing ship used in the Mediterranean.
•Xeric (adj.) - dry or desert like conditions; having very little moisture.
Got any other favorite X words?