a South American vine, Abobra tenuifolia, of the gourd family, having deeply lobed, ovate leaves and bearing a berrylike scarlet fruit.
the fruit itself.
Who Is Jack In Jack-o’-lantern, Anyway?
Who, or what, is the namesake of this autumn tradition?
From The Waltz To The Jitterbug: How Classic Dances Got Their Names
As you may suspect, the term “ballroom dancing” originates with the word “ball.” But what you may not know is that “ball” comes from the Latin word ballare, which means “to dance.” So what about all those dances performed in the ballroom? How did they get their names? The waltz The waltz is now considered a harmless, traditional type of ballroom dancing. But in 1825, it …
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