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A Great Gregarious Gift


I knew the regular meaning of the word gregarious–outgoing, social–but I thought I’d look it up to see if there was anything else. And wouldn’t you know it, there was another definition to be found! From Merriam-Webster online:

a: of a plant growing in a cluster or a colony
bliving in contiguous nests but not forming a true colony used especially of wasps and bees
“b” is the sort of great gift I often find in the hedge at the front of my house. My best friend, John, has been stung after finding such a gregarious gift.
Hey, does that bow look suspiciously like insect wings? I wouldn’t open it if I were you! Might be a gargantuan wasp!

Thanks so much to the three ladies who gave me today’s “G” words. You’ll find their links under the words “gregarious,” “great,” and “gift.”

Care to give me some “H” words for tomorrow’s “absolutely-not-the-A-Z-Challenge-because-I-didn’t-sign-up-for-it-and-doing-it-anyway-would-be-wrong” post? One word per person in the comments, and keep ’em clean.


Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

28 thoughts on “A Great Gregarious Gift

  1. I was unfamiliar with definition “b”–thank you!


  2. Very interesting 🤔 💜🤭


  3. I posted early waking up yesterday thinking it was Tuesday, so today I get to take the day off!


  4. Hangry. That word always makes me snicker… which is ironic…


  5. Well I learned something new there!!!


  6. My word for you is
    I couldn’t sign up for the challenge either and still haven’t begun.
    Is it too late to start now?


  7. I know I have already played so have no problems if someone else should play but seeing what all is happening in my community I think of Horrendous as an appropriate word.


  8. I can’t get my head around gregarious used in that context. How about horrendous.


  9. So, I just wrote H. Am I ahead of the game? Here’s an H word: Hen. Do I post my H writing today or tomorrow? I think I got confused.

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