Runcible spoon - A runcible spoon is a utensil that appears in nonsense poetry, which also uses the adjective ' runcible' to describe objects other than spoons. It is fundamentally a nonsense word. Origin Edward Lear's best-known poem, The Owl and the Pussycat, published in 1871, includes the passage:..
Adjective - A given occurrence of an adjective can generally be classified into one of four kinds of uses: Attributive adjectives are part of the noun phrase headed by the noun they modify; for .....
Cinnabar Hawk Owl - The Cinnabar Hawk Owl (Ninox ios) a hawk owl endemic to the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It was described as a new species to science by American ornithologist Pamela C. Rasmussen in 1999 based on a single specimen collected by Frank Rozendaal from Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park..
Virulence - Virulence (also called pestiferousness) is the degree of pathogenicity of an organism: the relative ability of a pathogen to cause disease. The noun virulence derives from the adjective virulent. In discussing disease, the adjective virulent is used to describe effect severity, and..