Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In anthropology, characterized by having wavy hair.

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  • adjective anthropology Having wavy hair.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek κῦμα (kūma, "wave") + Ancient Greek τριχ- (trikh-, stem of θρίξ, thrix, “hair”) + English -ous

Examples

  • This year, eighth-grader Sukanya Roy spelled "periscii" and "cymotrichous" to take the title not even my Microsoft Word spell check recognizes those words, becoming the fourth American of Indian descent to win the bee in a row, and the ninth to win it in the past 13 years.

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  • This year, eighth-grader Sukanya Roy spelled "periscii" and "cymotrichous" to take the title not even my Microsoft Word spell check recognizes those words, becoming the fourth American of Indian descent to win the bee in a row, and the ninth to win it in the past 13 years.

    The Exceptional Children Of Skilled Immigrants

  • The 14-year-old from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, spelled cymotrichous correctly to win the Bee.

    Sukanya Roy Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2011

  • Sukanya's winning word was "cymotrichous," which relates to wavy hair.

    Pa. girl wins Bee with 'cymotrichous'

  • The 14-year-old from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, spelled cymotrichous correctly to win the Bee.

    Sukanya Roy Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2011

  • Sukanya Roy, 14, smiles as she finishes spelling "cymotrichous," correctly to win the National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md. on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

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  • Sukanya's winning word was "cymotrichous," which relates to wavy hair.

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  • The 14-year-old from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, spelled cymotrichous correctly to win the Bee.

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  • AP Sukanya Roy, 14, smiles as she finishes spelling "cymotrichous," correctly to win the National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md. on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Eastern time, roughly an hour and 15 minutes after the spelling bee was scheduled to end, a winner finally took the trophy: eighth-grader Sukanya Roy, who spelled "cymotrichous" correctly to take the title

    NPR Topics: News

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