Superior Person’s Tuesday: Ombrophilous

"Look at the weather! I'm not feeling ombrophilous enough for this today."

OMBROPHILOUS a. Capable of withstanding heavy and continuous rain. For example, tropical vegetation.

The correct epithet for a preschool child who has been got up for the day by his mother in gumboots, a knee-length raincoat, a rain-hat, and a miniature umbrella.

“Come on Mom! I’m already ombrophilous enough!”

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.