Thursday, December 24, 2015

Word of the day: refulgent

The word of the day is refulgent:

shining brightly; radiant; gleaming

c.1500, from L. refulgentem (nom. refulgens), prp. of refulgere "flash back, shine brilliantly," from re- "back" + fulgere "to shine" (see bleach).


"There was the same cool green light from the canopy, the same refulgent smell, the same awe-inspiring sense of variety."

 - Charles Mann, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

A smell that shines brightly?

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