cropped-cropped-cropped-rr1.jpgFirst Known Use: 12th century

1. The part of the plant that functions as an organ of absorption, aeration, and food storage or as a means of anchorage and support

2. Something that is an origin or source; one or more progenitors of a group of descendants; an underlying support; the essential core; close relationship with an environment

3. A number that reduces an equation to an identity when it is substituted for one variable


DSC01636First Known Use: 14th century

1. A feeling of profound awe and often love; veneration

2. A gesture indicative of deep respect

3. Commanding profound respect

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