e·phem·er·a [ih-fem-er-uh] Show IPA
noun, plural -er·as, -er·ae [-uh-ree] Show IPA for 2.
1. a plural of ephemeron.
2. an ephemerid.
Origin: 1670–80; < Greek eph?mera, neuter plural of eph?meros, taken as singular; see ephemeral :03
Ephemera is always a great word to know.
So is bezoar. Does it mean:
a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
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e·phem·er·on [ih-fem-uh-ron, -er-uhn] Show IPA
noun, plural -er·a [-er-uh] Show IPA, -er·ons.
1. anything short-lived or ephemeral.
2. ephemera, items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, especially pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc.
Origin: 1570–80; < Greek eph?meron short-lived insect, noun use of neuter of eph?meros; see ephemeral