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Friday, December 13, 2013

umbriferous

\uhm-BRIF-er-uhs\ , adjective;
1.
casting or making shade.
Quotes:
Its white umbriferous blooms cover fields, ditches, and anywhere it can.
-- Wesley Henry, A Pilgrim's Path, 2007
Every city front or rear yard should be ornamented with one or two of these fruitiferous and umbriferous trees.
-- George J. Drews, Unfired Foods and Hygienic Dietetics for Prophylactic (preventative) Feeding, 1909
Origin:
Umbriferous comes from the Latin word umbra meaning "shade," and is related to the word "umbrella."
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