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Prasophagous

Prasophagous

BEING A DAY OF CELEBRATION!

adj. — an eater of leeks

fm. Ancient Greek combing forms for leek, a root that also gives us prasine, which variously has to do with green objects such as precious stones (i.e., emeralds) or the earth. Prasin is Middle French for a leek-green color.

first published. 1882

inspiration. the leek, a national symbol of Wales. The patron saint of Wales is St. David. The Feast Day of St. David is March 1.

Happy St. David’s Day.

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