American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of zoology that deals with the study of eggs, especially birds' eggs.
- n. The study of eggs, especially of birds.
- n. the branch of zoology that studies eggs (especially birds' eggs and their size, shape, coloration, and number)
- oo- + -logy (Wiktionary)
“Osgood (1875-1947) gained his reputation as an ornithologist and specialized during the 1890s in oology, but in 1897 he joined the then US Bureau of Economic Ornithology and Mammalogy (later to become the US Biological Survey) and embarked on significant collecting trips to California and Alaska.”
“It was while he was a professor in microbial biology, oology and mollusk genomics at Harvard that he was mysteriously drafted into the military just prior to the Gulf War.”
“Yet, be assured, reader, that all the 'ologies' hitherto christened oology, ichthyology, ornithology, conchology, palaeodontology, &c., do not furnish such mines of labor as does the Greek language when thoroughly searched.”
“- The Apple-oology fun continues, in the best spirit of the old Kremlinology.”
“Amateur enthusiasts gathered information about birds but largely through the now outlawed hobby of oology ” egg collecting.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘oology’.
"Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, deriv...
Words that make other words with the addition of one letter at the beginning. The resulting words are tagged "behead".
interesting -ologies, vocations, etc.
Please cite your chosen career if it doesn't have a weirdnet entry.
Words gleaned from the works of Jasper Fforde.
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States of being are listed on oofy.
Wordies relating to birdies. :-)
Words starting with oo. Because I like the way it looks and sounds.
Words that start with a double letter. Suggestions welcome!
Looking for tweets for oology.