The obscure word of the week is herptile

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThis week’s obscure English word is herptile.

It’s a noun meaning a reptile or amphibian, derived from ‘herpetology’, which is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.

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6 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is herptile

  1. The herptile is a reptile… but also an amphibian.

    Well, after a brief scan of that online, I’m always amazed by how many species I’ve never heard of. Now I know my conviction in Bigfoot is sound – he’s out there!

  2. Scene is a frustrated student hunting through the dictionary: “Herptile…what a stupid word. Maybe it should have been reptilbian. At least it sounds like a cross between a reptile and an amphibian. Herptile sounds more like a reptile with herpes.”

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