a) a caterpillar that devours cabbages
b) a girl who spends a lot of time at a shopping centre
c) a female ass
d) a confused heap
Today's Featured Word
inheritance ...c1475 obs.
to inherit ...a1533 obs.
from Old French heriter to inherit
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
c1475 - see EXAMPLE below
"...In riches herite was not in þe best,
But of good lyuyng was in-dede an set."
From: The Romans of Partenay or of Lusignen:
Otherwise Known as The Tale of Melusine
Translated from the French of La Coudrette
Daily Word Quiz Answer
a) a caterpillar that devours cabbages ...1777 Eng. dial.