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Word of the day: Zymurgy

Zymurgy

[ZY-mər-jee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, mid-19th century

The study or practice of fermentation in brewing, winemaking, or distilling.

Examples of zymurgy in a sentence

"Zach loved experimenting with new zymurgy techniques."

"The distillery offered zymurgy classes as part of its facility tour."

About Zymurgy

This word comes from the Greek “zymo-.” It combines a form of “zymē,” meaning “a leaven,” and “-ourgia,” which means “a working.” These parts combine for the word for the practice of fermented brewing and distilling. The practice of making beer, wine, and spirits is zymurgy.

Did you Know?

“Zymurgy” is the last word in many standard English dictionaries — but not all. The second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary ends with “zyxt” (an obsolete version of the verb “to see”), and the Century Dictionary ends with “zyxomma” (a type of dragonfly).

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