ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our ELEVENTH round with 'Captain Roger' at the helm! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "V".
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Volborthite is defined as a mineral vanadate of calcium, barium, and copper occurring in hexagonal green or yellow crystals.
(image from the dictionary of Ichtyology)
Viviparous: bearing or bringing forth living young (as with most mammals and other animals). In this illustration, it is a fish. In botany, germinating while still on the parent plant, as certain seeds or bulbs (remember the post I did with the image of pineapple plant? One could say that the pineapple plant is viviparous.
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In architecture, volute is a spiral scroll forming one of the chief features of Ionic and Corinthian capitals. A volute is also a spiral or twisting form; a turn; a whorl.
Vulpic is of or pertaining to, or obtained from the lichen, Cetraria vulpina.