Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


Sorry, no definitions found.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • One day, while waiting for a tram at the Piazza Castello station in Milan, he was inspired by the red cross in the Milan Flag and the Coat of Arms of the noble House of Visconti, which featured a biscione (grass snake) with a man in its jaws, symbolizing "Visconti's enemies that the snake [was] always ready to destroy."

    iToot Stream


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.