Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 11/07/15 Fata Morgana

Fata Morgana (noun)
Fata Morgana [Italian fah-tah mawr-gah-nah]


noun
1. Meteorology. a mirage consisting of multiple images, as of cliffs and buildings, that are distorted and magnified to resemble elaborate castles, often seen near the Straits of Messina.

Origin: 1810-20; < Italian, translation of Morgan le Fay, associated in literature with magical castles

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