New Words Old Hat To Foodies
Merriam-Webster has released a new edition to their Collegiate Dictionary with dozens of new words, including several that have a decidedly food angle to them.
Many of the new entries reflect the nationâ€™s growing interest in the culinary arts, including prosecco (a sparkling Italian wine) and soju (a Korean vodka distilled from rice). Others define new technology or products, such as infinity pool â€” an outdoor pool with an edge designed to make water appear to flow into the horizon.
Here are some of the other gastro-words among the 100 with the first year they were found in an English-language publication.
- Edamame (1951): immature green soybeans, usually in the pod.
- Pescatarian (1993): vegetarian whose diet includes fish.
- Phytonutrient (1994): bioactive, plant-derived compound (as resveratrol) associated with positive health effects.
- Prosecco (1881): a dry Italian sparkling wine.
- Soju (1978): a Korean vodka distilled from rice.