One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Forming or constituting an excrescence.
bulging, bulbous, popping, swelling, swollen, distended, sticking out, jutting, jutting out, protrudingView synonyms
- ‘One hour's light to be left and there's the excrescent moon sponging off the last of it.’
2(of a speech sound) added without etymological justification (e.g. the -t at the end of the surname Bryant).
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