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Word of the day for August 24
hilum n
  1. (botany) The eye of a bean or other seed; the mark or scar at the point of attachment of an ovule or seed to its base or support.
  2. (botany) The nucleus of a starch grain.
  3. (anatomy) A depression or fissure through which ducts, nerves, or blood vessels enter and leave a gland or organ; a porta.

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foreign word of the day

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Foreign word of the day  in Ugaritic
𐎀𐎊𐎍 ‎(ảyl) m, noun
  1. A red deer: a member of species Cervus elaphus, or specifically a male (hart, stag).
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