Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday March 1, 2005
salubrious \suh-LOO-bree-us\ , adjective:
Favorable to health; promoting health; healthful.
A physician warned him his health was precarious, so Montague returned to the United States, shelved his legal ambitions and searched for a salubrious climate where he might try farming.
-- "Teeing Off Into the Past At Oakhurst", New York Times, May 2, 1999
For years, her mother has maintained that the sea air has a salubrious effect on both her spirits and her vocal cords.
-- Anita Shreve, Fortune's Rocks
Uptown, however, the tanners' less salubrious quarter is notorious for its stench.
-- "Byzantium", Toronto Star, February 7, 1999
Salubrious is from Latin salubris, "healthful," from salus, "health."