Word of the Week: TANSY (with Mozart accompaniment)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


TANSY
(from Friday, June 20, 2008)


[from Medeival Latin athanasia, medicine to prolong life, fr. Greek a- + -thanasia (fr. thanatos death)]

a plant of the genus Tanacetum, esp. a common herb with a strong aromatic odor and a very bitter taste; also, a tansy-flavored cake or pudding



Musical Accompaniment: First movement of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet:






More crossword goodness tomorrow.

Peace,

rp

4 comments:

mac 9:23 PM  

What a lovely, serene picture and beautiful music.... Perfect way to end the day.

mac 9:35 PM  

I realize now that I used to have Tansy in my herb garden at a former house. Its foliage is nice and feathery, fernlike. It smells nice too. Could it be related to chamomile?

jannieb 10:27 PM  

I knew Tansy because its picture (appropriately labeled) was used in the ceramic tile on my kitchen counter tops. Your picture is much nicer, and my counter tops are now done in granite. Hated cleaning all that grout!

Anonymous 7:57 PM  

I liked seeing "dit" and "dah" today. They are the oral forms of dot and dash, which appeared in a puzzle only a day or so ago. For me this made for a charming connection between the two puzzles, and it brought back memories of learning the code as a Boy Scout.

Charles in Austin

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