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Euonyms
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 894.  Saturday, 4 December 1993.
 
From:           Fran Teague <
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Date:           Friday, 03 Dec 93 11:27:27 EST
Subject:        Euonyms
 
This morning I puzzled over a description in the Atlanta _Journal-Constitution_
that said a gardener had used "yellow, euonymous, gold-splashed aucuba leaves"
(Sect. C, p. 1).  And when I pick up my e-mail, SHAKSPER provides me with an
explanation of "euonym."   I think the journalist believes "aucuba" is somehow
cognate with "aurum," but since I'm not turning "aucuba" up in my desk
dictionary I'll have to keep puzzling over it.  Whether "euonymous" was chosen
in error or not, I appreciate the serendipity of having a working definition!
 

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