HSIAN

Xian, Sian, Singan, Changan, Hsian

(noun) a city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221-206 BC

Source: WordNet® 3.1



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Word of the Day

2 March 2021

LECITHIN

(noun) a yellow phospholipid essential for the metabolism of fats; found in egg yolk and in many plant and animal cells; used commercially as an emulsifier


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Coffee Trivia

The Boston Tea Party helped popularize coffee in America. The hefty tea tax imposed on the colonies in 1773 resulted in America switching from tea to coffee. In the lead up to the Revolutionary War, it became patriotic to sip java instead of tea. The Civil War made the drink more pervasive. Coffee helped energize tired troops, and drinking it became an expression of freedom.

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