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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disease of doubtful origin affecting grape-leaves and causing them to turn red and die. Also spelled rougeau.


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  • Of the 275 top spellers who gathered in Maryland, the final 13 included two Canadians - Newcombe, from Toronto, and Veronica Penny, of Rockland, Ont., who was eliminated earlier on the word rougeot, misspelling it "rougeau." - Home Page

  • Another Canadian, Veronica Penny, couldn't handle "rougeot" and made a ballerina-type wave as she walked away.

    Pa. girl wins Bee with 'cymotrichous'


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