Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday-Aug. 12

Bermudaonion asks you to share new words that you have learned during your reading adventures in the last week. Feel free to join in the fun!

Here is a new word I found this week while reading Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas:

Sultana: [suhl-tan-uh]a small, seedless raisin.

Here is how sultana was used on page 74:
The lettering identified them as sultanas yet, but most everybody called them raisins now, and they no longer had to be stoned.

So did you learn any new words this last week?


bermudaonion said...

I would have guessed that was a female sultan! I'm going to try to remember sultana and use it! Thanks for playing along!

gautami tripathy said...

I know this word as we use it very often here in India!

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Unknown said...

I agree with bermudaonion. I certainly would never have guessed they're raisins.

Ann-Kat (Today, I Read...) said...

Like bermudaonion, I thought it meant a female sultan too. LOL

Must now find a reason to use it in a sentence...I wonder if we even have sultanas around my neck of the woods.

Ann-Kat (Today, I Read...) said...

oooo, we weren't too badly off (bermudaonion and i)...a sultana is also the concubine of a sultan. LOL

I still like the idea of it being a raisin though. :D

Jo-Jo said...

LOL! I did see that another meaning of this word is a concubine of a sultan...obviously not used in this sentence. How funny is that!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It's not a NEW word, but I learned how to spell 'kaleidoscope' this week! LOL

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”

Lisa said...

I learned sultana from a cookbook. It's one of those words that doesn't sound like what it means.

My words are here.