e is for esoteric

As I have told you before, if you were paying attention, I have a number of esoteric and/or bizarre dictionaries that I love to browse. If you have others that I haven't heard of, please let me know.

 

d is for dictionary

I have a few words to look up, culled from various bits of paper. I use the online dictionary, as I'm sure you do - The Oxford English Dictionary (OED for short) - and it's pretty good.  But I love esoteric words so I have a number of esoteric dictionaries that I love to browse through. I'll haul them out and list them, after I go through my present backlog of words: 

That is, AFTER I re-charge. A bientôt...

phenotype noun, Biology, the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment. DERIVATIVES phenotypic adjective, phenotypical, adjective,phenotypically, adverb  ORIGIN early 20th cent.: from German Phaenotypus   I don't know where I picked this one up.

 bricolage noun, [ mass noun), something constructed or created from a diverse range of things. bricolages of painted junk.  ORIGIN French.in art or literature) construction or creation from a diverse range of available things. the chaotic 2 Linguistics a group of languages related to each other less closely than those forming a family, especially one in which the relationships are unclear.  ORIGIN late 19th cent.: modern Latin from Greek, phulon ‘race’.phylum

phylum  noun, 1 Zoology a principal taxonomic category that ranks above class and below kingdom, equivalent to the division in botany.  2 Linguistics a group of languages related to each other less closely than those forming a family, especially one in which the relationships are unclear.  ORIGIN late 19th cent.: modern Latin from Greek, phulon ‘race’.

 taxonomy noun [ mass noun ] chiefly Biology   the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.• the classification of something, especially organisms: the taxonomy of these fossils.• [ count noun ] a scheme of classification: a taxonomy of smells.  DERIVATIVES  adjective, taxonomical, adjective,taxonomically, adverb,taxonomist noun  ORIGIN early 19th cent.: coined in French from Greek taxis ‘arrangement’ + -nomia ‘distribution’.

That's enough. I  know I' m repeating words. Tomorrow I'll check the odd dictionaries.