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Word of the Day 08/05/19 Remora

Remora (noun)
remora [ rem-er-uh ]


noun
1. any of several fishes of the family Echeneididae, having on the top of the head a sucking disk by which they can attach themselves to sharks, turtles, ships, and other moving object.
2. Archaic. an obstacle, hindrance, or obstruction.

Origin: 1560–70; < Latin: literally, delay, hindrance, derivative of remorārī to linger, delay, equivalent to re- re- + morārī to delay

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