Tuesday, 2 April 2013

B is For Baas

Day 2 of the A To Z Challenge has arrived and so on to the next letter.

So the first word that I came to in my dictionary that I didn't know and began with B was:

baas n S African a boss [Afrikaans]

Now after I had found my word my eyes drifted down the page and landed on another word I didn't know - babaco - which according to my dictionary is a greenish yellow egg shaped fruit. Curiosity got the better of me so I decided to look for a picture of a babaco. If you click that link you can look at a photo or you can do an internet image search for babaco.

Now I don't know about you but I've never seen an egg shaped like that before. Now I might be wrong - there may be an animal out there that lays eggs like that but I don't know of one.

I'm beginning to wonder if I can completely trust my dictionary...

But anyway today you got two words for the price of one.


C.M.Brown said...

I have seen them before and have eaten them plenty of times. They are also known as a Star Fruit. Quite often restaurants use them to decorate the plate as they are shaped as stars when sliced.

Al Diaz said...

Indeed that would be a very odd egg. It reminds me more the shape of the star fruit just with blunt edges.

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Jo said...

I don't think egg plant looks like an egg either. OK, two words I had never heard before today. Thanks.


Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Chippy! Lol, you're right! What a funny way to describe a babaco.

Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Anonymous said...

Baas I did know, but never heard of Babaco. I'm learning things :)

Brett Minor said...

I know then as starfruit as well.

Dropping by from A to Z. This is my first year participating.

Brett Minor
Transformed Nonconformist

Sarah Allen said...

Okay, that babaco is just weird. Great post for B day :)

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, With Joy)

Anonymous said...

The babaco is funny. This was a fun post to read!

(Stopping by from A to Z Challenge)

Pat said...

This is a great idea for a theme. Of course, I'll never remember the words, but I enjoyed reading them just the same! ;)

Melody said...

:D Babaco.

I have heard people speak Afrikaans but do not know it myself. I think it is a beautiful language!

The Wicked Writer said...

lol, interesting fruit.

Robin said...

I've questioned my dictionaries a time or two myself:D