CYMOTRICHOUS—winning word


Cover of "Spellbound"

Cover of Spellbound

This year’s spelling bee winner won by spelling the word cymotrichous which means having wavy hair. 

Sukanya‘s winning word was “cymotrichous,” which relates to wavy hair. She likes hiking, rock climbing and ice skating, wants to travel and perhaps pursue a career in international relations. She is the fourth consecutive Indian-American to win the bee and the ninth in the last 13 years, a run that began when Nupur Lala captured the crown in 1999 and was later featured in the documentary “Spellbound.” http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-06-02-national-spelling-bee-finals_n.htm

cy·mot·ri·chous

 /saɪˈmɒtrəkəs/ Show Spelled[sahy-mo-truh-kuhs] Show IPA

–adjective

having wavy hair.

Origin:
1905–10; cymo- + -trichous  < Greek -trichos  having hair (of the given sort); see tricho-, -ous

—Related forms

cy·mot·ri·chy, noun

 

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Meaning of "trough" -- Trough is the bottom of a transverse wave. And generically means a low point or a place to fill. Venus is related to this meaning. Veins are to be filled, and venusian people are loving. The left is more venusian than the right, hence The Trough--where Heloise helps the great and the small. Heloise the politico from Blogcritics.org. Physics preacher, blogger, gardener, beach lover, book lover, writer, author.

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