March 21, 2007 at 12:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A.Word.A.Day — pogonotrophy


nounThe growing of a beard.

[From Greek pogon (beard) + -trophy (nourishment, growth).]

pogonology is the study of beards
pogonotomy is a fancy word for shaving.

“Mr. Davis fixed his gaze on the red beard [and said], “Professor Flowers, I must congratulate you on a fine example of pogonotrophy.'” Richard J. Weiss and Duane R. Chartier; Fakebusters II: Scientific Detection of Fakery in Art and Philately; World Scientific Publishing Company; 2004.


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