The obscure word of the week is indehiscent

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThere are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is…

Indehiscent – a botanical term used to describe a seed pod or fruit that’s ripe, but which has failed to open to release the seeds.

Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word. Go on. You know you want to…

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14 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is indehiscent

  1. What she had become, she realized, was indehiscent. So full of promise in her youth, she was a flower that remained a bud. A bit obtuse, perhaps, but certainly a fun exercise. Thanks, Matthew!
    Karen

    1. Thanks for joining in! I’m making this one a weekly post – it’s amazing just how many words are around that nobody’s heard of much (or uses). Time to change that…

  2. She was ripe with potential; full of ideas and plans. But bound as she was by her fathers restrictions, she could only hang, indehiscent, on her family tree, until she either rotted or burst.

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