Wondrous Word Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.  If you want to play along, grab the button, and write a post.

slum·gul·lion   [sluhm-guhl-yuhn, sluhm-guhl-]


1. a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
2. a beverage made weak or thin, as watery tea, coffee, or the like.
3. the refuse from processing whale carcasses.
4. a reddish, muddy deposit in mining sluices.

nin·ny·ham·mer  [nin-ee-ham-er]


a fool or simpleton; ninny.

be·zoar    [bee-zawr, -zohr]


1. a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, especially ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
2. Obsolete . a counterpoison or antidote.
1470–80;  earlier bezear  < Medieval Latin bezahar  < Arabic bā (di ) zahr  < Persian pād-zahr  counterpoison; -o-  < Neo-Latin
I came across these words when I was looking up something else on dictionary.com.

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