philosophers’ stone, n. : Oxford English Dictionary

Nicholas FlamelAnd today’s word of the day from the OED: philosophers’ stone, n. : Oxford English Dictionary.

The OED defines the “philosophers’ stone” as: A mythical solid substance, supposed to change any metal into gold or silver and (according to some) to cure all wounds and diseases and prolong life indefinitely.

I didn’t realise a few days ago when their word of the day was “owl” that the OED was beginning a run of Harry Potter-themed words. I look forward to seeing what tomorrow’s word is!

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2 responses to “philosophers’ stone, n. : Oxford English Dictionary

  1. I like the idea of doing a run of HP-themed words on OED. 🙂 Is the theme in honor of the last movie?

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