[ ol-iv-bakt ]
/ ˈɒl ɪvˌbækt /
Words You Didn’t Know Were Inspired By AnimalsDid you know that the word ”muscle” is derived from the Latin word for ”mouse”? And this isn't the only word in the English language that is unexpectedly inspired by animals.
Origin of olive-backed thrush
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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