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The Buzzword of the Day for 08/19/2019 is:

bayou (noun)

\BYE-oo\

What does it mean?

: a marshy or slowly flowing body of water (as a stream or inlet)

How do you use it?

"They flew across Florida and spent a few days in a bayou where doves moaned in the cedars and little lizards crawled in the sun." (E. B. White, _The Trumpet of the Swan_)

Are you a word wiz?

The word "bayou" entered English from the French language spoken in Louisiana. What other word do you think came from Louisiana French?

A. ratatouille
B. goulash
C. vichyssoise
D. jambalaya
Check your answer on Word Central.


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