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Friday, September 12, 2014

Definitions for rejectamenta

  1. things or matter rejected as useless or worthless.

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Citations for rejectamenta
On these rejectamenta (as they accumulate they form a cup-shaped structure) the young are born. Charles Olson, "The Kingfishers," 1949
The rejectamenta in Washing Bay, Lough Neagh, proved our best collecting ground... J. N. Milne and A. W. Stelfox, "Some New Molluscan Records for Co. Tyrone," The Irish Naturalist, 1906
Origin of rejectamenta
1810-1820
Rejectamenta is derived from a New Latin construction meaning "things thrown back." It entered English in the 1800s.
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