This blog post originally appeared 2/28/2008.
We all know that "canine" means dog and "feline" means cat, but did you know the rest of these animal adjectives?
Duck-billed platypus: monotremal
Mite, tick: acarian
I am going to have to try hard to manage to work in some of these into my everyday vocabulary. Let's see:
He took a phoenicopterous stance while playing hopscotch.
Don't be didine! Of course I love this blog.
That is the lowest, most pedicular thing you have ever done.
Feel free to leave your own adjective-filled comments if you get the urge.
Source: Schott's Almanac 2008 Page-a-Day calendar; Thursday, February 28.