This was today’s entry in my subscription to the OED’s Word of the Day:
dumbledore | dumble-dore, n. : Oxford English Dictionary.
Made me smile! The OED defines “dumbledore” as a “humble-bee” or “bumble-bee.”
For those of you who have read Resolving a Misunderstanding, you may remember that Albus’s pen name was Apiarus B. White.
I get the Apiarus part of Albus’s pen name now! 😀
Also, I think Tolkien mentioned insects named “dumbledors” in one of his Middle-Earth books. Now I know what he was probably referring to
That Word of the Day looks fun. 🙂
I enjoy getting it. Oxford Dictionaries Online also has a Word-of-the-Day feature, but I prefer the one from OED because it’s more complete. I love the etymologies.