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Good morning. It is Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
Today’s Word of the Day is portmanteau. I’ve heard this word before. It is a noun, meaning, “a large suitcase,” or, “a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms.” A “mash-up” in other words. 1,463 more words
noun: lava having a rough surface
From Hawaiian aa (to burn).
Earliest documented use: 1859
Usage (from Wordsmith)
“The type of lava most prevalent on Bartolomé Island is aa lava; it has a lower temperature and less gas content, which makes for a slower flow, which causes broken flows and sharp edges.” 42 more words