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Word of the Day 09/18/18 Plage

Plage (noun)
plage [plahzh]


noun
1. a sandy bathing beach at a seashore resort.
2. Astronomy. a luminous area in the sun's chromosphere that appears in the vicinity of a sunspot.



Origin: 1885–90; < French < Italian piaggia < Late Latin plagia shore, noun use of feminine of plagius horizontal < Greek plágios slanting, sideways; see plagio-

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