Word of the Day Archive
Friday March 31, 2006
edacious \i-DAY-shus\ , adjective:
Given to eating; voracious; devouring.
Swallowed in the depths of edacious Time.
-- Thomas Carlyle
Something that... will dismay edacious lips.
-- "The late showman", Independent, August 21, 1999
Our... high-toned irritability, edacious appetites, and pampered constitutions.
-- Isaac Taylor, Natural History of Enthusiasm
Edacious is from Latin edax, edac-, gluttonous, consuming, from edo, edere, to eat.