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Word of the day for December 7
Lessepsian adj
  1. (obsolete, rare) Pertaining to the French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, who designed the Suez Canal.
  2. (marine biology) Of or relating to organisms that migrate from the Red Sea to the eastern Mediterranean Sea by means of the Suez Canal.

PointingHand.svg Ferdinand de Lesseps, whose name gave rise to this word, died on this day 125 years ago in 1894.

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