2008年3月1日 星期六

propitious, esculent


Book details

Propitious Esculent: The Potato in World History
By John Reader

Heinemann; 315 pages; £18.99




I find I incorporate gneiss, coal, long-threaded moss, fruits,
grains, esculent roots,
And am stucco'd with quadrupeds and birds all over,
And have distanced what is behind me for good reasons,
But call any thing back again when I desire it.


Song of Myself






esculent
adjective
    Fit to be eaten: comestible, eatable, edible. Seeingestion.
adj. - 可食用的
n. - 可食用物
日本語 (Japanese)
adj. - 食用の
n. - 食用になるもの

propitious 
adjective FORMAL ━━ a. 都合のよい ((for, to)); 幸先のよい, (神が)慈悲深い.
likely to result in or showing signs of success:
With the economy in the worst recession for thirty years, it was scarcely the most propitious time to start up a company.

...hours propitious for making bombs. 這是製造炸彈的好時候

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