Todays Word: “corniche”

Words: corniche

PRONUNCIATION:

(KOR-nish, kor-NEESH)

 

MEANING:

noun A coastal road, especially one cut into the side of a cliff.

ETYMOLOGY:

From French route en corniche, from Italian cornice (frame, ledge), perhaps from Latin cornix (crow), from its resemblance to the beak of a crow. Earliest documented use: 1837.

USAGE:

“The median strip on the corniche has a magical open-air museum.”
Maureen Dowd; A Girls’ Guide to Saudi Arabia; Vanity Fair (New York); Aug 2010.

 

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